The SkillsUSA practical applications evaluate the contestants’ abilities to perform the most common nail services in salons.
At the 2013 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, the best students compete for medals. In the nail care category, contestants are evaluated on oral communication skills, acrylic application, tip and wrap application, nail polish application, nail art, and a written exam (which consists of proper sanitation, chemical safety, salon procedures, and more). Three students each at the college and the high school levels take home medals in this annual trade competition.
Nail art is one of six skills nail students are evaluated on.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 WINNERS:
Gold: Stephanie Schoolcraft, Carver Career Center, Charleston, W.Va.
Silver: Kelly Kachaterian, Mecosta Osceola Career Center, Big Rapids, Mich.
Bronze: Kensie Guillory, San Juan College, Farmington, N.M.
High School Level
Gold: Hanna Fortin, Chariho Career Tech Center, Wood River Junction, R.I.
Silver: Brooklyn K. Lackney, Mecosta Osceola Career Center, Big Rapids, Mich.
Bronze: Cheylin Dixon, Canyon’s Technology Education Center, Sandy, Utah
A complete list of winners is available online at www.skillsusa.org/compete/results.shtml.
PHOTOS BY LLOYD WOLF FOR SKILLSUSA