Jordan Oliver is currently the SkillsUSA Georgia State President. She is a senior at East Laurens High School where she is completing the Therapeutic Services Allied Health and Medical Pathway. She has been an active member of SkillsUSA for four years. Jordan competes in the Opening and Closing Ceremony and has won three gold medals at the region level and a silver medal at the State Leadership and Skills Conference. Her goals for the future are to attend the University of Kentucky to become a Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist. She enjoys spending time with her two younger brothers and working at the local Live Theatre. She believes that SkillsUSA opens many doors for students wanting to better their future and also forms a family that is stronger than any other.
Scott Hicks is a junior at Troup County High School. He has been a member of SkillsUSA since his freshman year but he has been attending SkillsUSA events with his mom, an advisor, since he was a boy. He is the Vice President on the 2016-2017 SkillsUSA State Officer Team. He placed 2nd at the State Leadership and Skills Conference in Extemporaneous Speaking.Scott plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania and obtain a degree in general business and eventually plans to become a United States Senator. His belief is that SkillsUSA equips students with the tools necessary to be successful in their future.
Cameron King is a senior at Sandy Creek High School and is the SkillsUSA Georgia State Secretary. She has been a member of SkillsUSA for 4 years and has completed the Graphic Design Pathway. Cameron has won first place in both Georgia T-Shirt Design and Photography. She plans to attend Purdue University and use her design skills to invent new things while she pursues a degree in Chemical Engineering to work in Alternative Energy. She believes that SkillsUSA provides a wealth of opportunity by creating a helpful community for passionate CTAE students.
The 2016-2017 SkillsUSA Georgia State Treasurer, Jason Hink, attends Cambridge High School in Milton, Georgia. Since completing the Law, Public Security, Corrections, and Security Pathway, Jason stays involved by mentoring younger students in the pathway. As a senior, Jason has spent the last 4 years involved in leadership in his own chapter and competing in First Aid and CPR. Jason plans to attend the University of Georgia and eventually pursue a career in Federal Law Enforcement. Jason also enjoys swimming competitively and playing guitar. He believes that SkillsUSA provides students with real life, hands on experience to help catapult them into a career that they will love.
Delia Mendez is a senior at Cross Keys High School and has been a SkillsUSA member for 3 years. She is the 2016-17 SkillsUSA Georgia State Reporter and is in the computer science pathway. She has competed at the state and national level; receiving gold at the State Leadership and Skills Conference in Career Pathway Showcase: Information Technology, 5th place at NLSC for Career Pathway Showcase: Information Technology, and gold at SLSC in Community Service. She was also her junior class president, historian for her SkillsUSA Chapter, and has played volleyball since her sophomore year.
Delia plans to attend UGA and study public health to further spark her interest in making a difference in her community. She believes that SkillsUSA is more than an organization; it is a family that improves its members’ lives by preparing them for the world of work.
Ben West is a senior at Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School and is in the Flight Operations Pathway. He has been a member since 2013 and is the Parliamentarian of the SkillsUSA Georgia State Officer Team. Ben competed in Flight Operations at the State Leadership and Skills Conference where he and his team earned a silver medal.
Ben plans to attend Georgia Middle College and his career goal is to be a cooperate pilot. In his free time, he loves to play video games as well as play the guitar. He believes that SkillsUSA changes people’s lives by developing them into leaders. His advice to new members is to seize the opportunities that SkillsUSA has to offer and always do your best!
National Region II Vice President
The 2016-17 National Region II Vice President, Helen Smith, is a senior at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia where she completed the Graphic Design Pathway and is working on completing the Graphic Communications Pathway. She has been an active member of SkillsUSA for 4 years where she served as the 2015-2016 State Secretary, won the 2015 National T-Shirt Design Contest and competed in various design contests.
Helen plans on attending Georgia Institute of Technology. She has been playing the violin for 7 years and recently was the 1st runner up for the Miss Sandy Creek Pageant. She believes that SkillsUSA has made her a more confident individual and knows that it has helped her prepare for whatever her future may hold.