Friday Flash, February 12, 2021



The schedule of dates and times of the virtual contests is being developed by the technical committees, and will be published soon. You should plan on virtual contests taking place no sooner than March 22.  There will be contest updates later this month after the final technical committee meetings.



The Sharon Melton Myers Scholarship is Now Open to Active SkillsUSA Members

Through a donation from the Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Fund, SkillsUSA and the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Alumni Association are offering a $500 scholarship to a SkillsUSA student in memory of Sharon Melton Myers. This scholarship will provide graduating SkillsUSA members the opportunity to continue their education in college or technical school. Apply at


Join Today — SkillsUSA Membership Before March 1

The SkillsUSA national membership deadline is March 1 each year, but many state deadlines fall earlier. Please ensure membership dues are current for all chapter members in order for them to be able to fully participate in all SkillsUSA programs and activities. Visit to register yourself and student members. If you need assistance, please contact our Customer Care Team at 844-875-4557 or


“SkillsUSA Champions” Digital Hub Story of the Week

When Rah’Mere Williams insulted his instructor with a crude name, it looked as if whatever dreams he’d had for a successful future were fading. Turns out, they were about to come into sharper focus. Read his inspiring story and share it with your students here. You’ll find many other success stories about SkillsUSA members and local chapters across the country on the SkillsUSA Champions digital hub, which can be accessed at And don’t forget, you can always submit your own news and story ideas through the “Share News and Stories” link at the top of the web page.