County Prep juniors Aleena Choudhry and Danely Galvan-Hernandez, and sophomore Aima Choudhry, won third place in “Career Pathways Showcase: Health Science” in this year’s SkillsUSA New Jersey State Competition.
In the Career Pathways Showcase: Health Science competition, students have to demonstrate health skills they have obtained through SkillSUSA in community-impacting situations. They have to establish and present a project that will impact the community, spread knowledge to others, and allow them to enhance their current skills and pre-existing knowledge.
The team of three created a project that demonstrated how they can use skills from their major, Medical Science, to positively impact their community. They focused on dentistry: going to an elementary school in Jersey City to teach students about dental hygiene, as well as collaborating with NYU’s School of Dentistry and donating dental supplies to clinics and organizations.
Their SkillsUSA advisor Michael Grele said, “I am so proud of this group and how they have been able to use their professional skills to help the community.”
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.