SkillsUSA/NTHS elects new council


Courtesy of Alexis Colucci

Juniors and newly elected SkillsUSA council members Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights (left), Alexis Colucci of Middletown and Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck at a Skills competition. Junior Grace McCaffrey of Middletown is not pictured but was also elected to the council.

Madison Beekman

As the school year winds down and the seniors prepare to depart for college, clubs at CHS must prepare for the upcoming year and elect new councils. On Friday, May 18, SkillsUSA members elected their new council for the 2018-2019 school year.

Juniors Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights, Alexis Colucci of Middletown, Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck and junior Grace McCaffrey of Middletown will serve on the Skills council next year. Martin is the club’s new president, Colucci is the new vice president, Sammarco is the new treasurer and McCaffrey is the new secretary.

Any member of Skills could apply for a council position. The members who were put on the ballot delivered speeches, then the rest of the club voted. This year, four candidates applied to fill four positions.

Martin said he is excited for the new year and he “know(s) this is the best team for the job.”

“I’ve been part of Skills since my freshman year and feel like I’ve been working towards this position ever since. After being on council for the past two years, I have a pretty good sense of the best way to run this club and I am committed to making Skills 100% free to compete in for next year,” Martin said. “We’re excited to completely revamp NTHS, with a new point system and requirements for members. I’m very happy with the results of the election and know this is the best team for the job.”