In March, at the Georgia SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference, ECHS junior Christina Hillman won first place in Graphic Communications and won a seat as a state officer. Hillman, now a senior and the daughter of Russ and Linda Hillman of Springfield, attended an officer training camp in May where, after a few days of training, Georgia’s officer slate team voted and elected Hillman the 2010-11 state SkillsUSA president.
Hillman attended the National SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from June 21-25, where, in addition to representing Georgia as its state president, she placed eighth in the nation in Graphic Communications. Hayden Polk, son of Tim and Ruthie Polk of Guyton and a 2010 ECHS graduate, competed in the screen printing division and also placed eighth in the nation. Georgia’s SkillsUSA competitors took home the fourth highest number of awards at the national conference.