Catawba Valley Community College students prove their skills nationally

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

SkillsUSA Cosmetology | John Bailey Photo

SkillsUSA is more than a club at Catawba Valley Community College.

“It really is part of our culture at CVCC,” Cosmetology instructor and SkillsUSA advisor Tammy Muller said.

In June, the teams from Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) dominated the national SkillsUSA competition held in Louisville, Ky., winning the Outstanding Chapter (school) award for the fourth straight year.

The college grabbed college national championships in the categories of crime scene investigation, prepared speech, and T-shirt design, as well as three second place finishes and 11 other teams placing.

More than 16,000 students competed in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas at the competition.

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