"I'm not a very nervous person, but photography has never been a category Grand Valley has competed in before,” Adams said. “I just don't know what to expect."
However, Adams has diligently been preparing for the event. "I've been working on a pretest and taking pictures wherever I go,” she said. “I'll be using my own camera for the test, so that gives me a little bit of an advantage because I'll know exactly what I'm working with."
Junior Logan Morton also plans to participate in the regional Skills USA event. Morton is anticipating competing in “Job Skill Demonstration,” a category in which students are asked to demonstrate a particular skill they are studying. Specifically for Morton, he will be exhibiting his abilities to produce music using specialized software.
From the enthusiasm with which Schick speaks of Skills USA, it is apparent that he greatly looks forward to this competition. As this is Schick’s second year teaching at Grand Valley, he says he is definitely becoming more comfortable as a teacher there.
The statewide Skills USA Ohio championships will be held April 15-16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.