SkillsUSA Champions Winter 2011/2012 : Page 14

Sellheim, Autodesk Education 3-D VISUALIZATION AND ANIMATION: It’s a combi-nation of creativity and problem solving. — Linda oPening And closing cereMonies Very good pronunciation and enuncia-tion of words. Also, not just repeating the words, but putting feeling behind them. — Lisa Romeiser, Eastern Monroe Career Center, Fairport, N.Y. College/postsecondary gold-medal team Charlie and Dennis Unsderfer, Kansas PhotogrAPhy Possessing both technical skill and the ability to think conceptually produces inspiring images. Ultimately, students who methodically rely on their training and pay attention to detail will win this contest. — Bruce Chenaille, Penn-sylvania Academy of Recording Arts PluMBing Reading and following direc-tions and isometric drawings. Working with cast iron, copper and PVC piping using a variety of joining methods. Patience, flexibility and doing all of the above in a safe manner. — Merry Beth, PHCC Educational Foundation PrActicAl nursing Critical thinking, communication, documentation, skills performance and safety. — Marilyn Ingold, Manatee Technical Institute, Bradenton, Fla. PrinciPles oF technology Know the physics principle(s) including the math-ematical formula for your presentation. Practice your presentation skills. — Scott Watson, Granite School District, Utah teAMworks Have the necessary skills for construction, electrical, plumbing or masonry, but also a positive attitude and sense of a total teamwork. — Jim Bohn, Robert Bosch Tool Corp. telecoMMunicAtions cABling Follow the directions. Good math skills are key. Skills such as scoring and stripping cable, crimping connectors, labeling cables in a 110 punchdown exercise and ladder rack exercise, and good customer service even under pressure. — Teresa Maher, Electronics Technicians Association International welding Interpreting drawings, welding procedures and welding symbols. — Gene Hornberger, retired welding consultant welding FABricAtion Teamwork, time management and welding skills. — Jason Schmidt, The Lincoln Electric Co. welding sculPture This is a leader-ship contest. Put as much effort into your notebook and presentation as your sculpture. — Karl Watson, Somerset (Ky.) Community College The judging will be weighted on the welding processes used. — Chas Yost, Miller Electric Training Department The CIA Experience When you walk through the front doors of the world’s premier culinary college, you’ll feel the history, the passion, the excitement, the promise of unlimited potential and opportunity. There’s not a more dynamic and immersive place to study food. The 1,300-plus hands-on kitchen hours, proven programs, expert faculty, and outstanding facilities are just what you need to satisfy your passion. The CIA will help prepare you for what you’ve always wanted—a career and life in the amazing world of food. If you have a web-enabled phone, you can text FOOD IS LIFE to 87794 to view the CIA Food is Life video. Standard message rates apply. Text STOP to quit and HELP for more info. Bachelor’s & Associate Degrees | Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry Arts APPLY NOW! 1-800-CULINARY | Three U.S. Campuses: New York | California | Texas Approximately 90% of students receive fi nancial aid | Financial aid available for those who qualify • Photo: Lloyd Wolf

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