Puget Sound South

Region Representatives:

Our region is bordered by South Tacoma, Puget Sound, I-90, and the Cascade Mountains. As such, we have a total of 3 coordinators to serve you and your chapters:

  • Adam Scroggins – Board Representative, Region Coordinator, Advisor Trainer
  • Joni Bishop – Treasurer & Contest medal distribution
  • Gary Milbradt – Technical contest host support

If you are a New Advisor to the Puget Sound South region please contact Adam Scroggins ascroggins@bethelsd.org

 

Puget Sound South meeting minutes:

Use the link to access a page where you can download PDF’s of the meeting minutes.

 

2021 SkillsUSA Theme:

The SkillsUSA competition theme for the year is: SkillsUSA: Empower!

 

National Only Competitions:

  • NLSC Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge (Link)
  • SkillsUSA Week T-shirt Design Contest (Link)
  • Photo Contest (Link)
  • CareerSafe Video Contest (Link)

 

Regional Competitions:

Puget Sound South Region Coordinators,
I hope you are all doing well. Over the last few weeks I have had communication with some of you and have been talking with other coordinators, our State SkillsUSA Leadership and direction from National SkillsUSA leadership regarding how to host and run competitions.
Below is a list of competitions that I have had advisors say they have interest in competing in and are willing to host or co-host the competition (See Competition List below).There have been other advisors that have asked if anyone is hosting and are interested in helping plan which are not included in the list below.
I am setting up a zoom meeting for 3pm on Tuesday December 8th at 3:00pm for anyone who has students who want to compete in a technical or leadership competition (See Zoom link below). 
The main goal of this meeting will be to provide you with all of the information\direction\ideas that I have been collecting to help hosts better plan competitions.
The secondary goal of this meeting is to put advisors who are interested in the same competitions in contact with each other so that planning for the competitions can take place.
As stated at the Fall advisors meeting, anyone who is going to have students competing in a competition needs to be an active participant in the planning of the competition to ensure its equitable for all students and to shift the burden of planning off of one person.
Please fill out the Questionnaire (See below) prior to joining Tuesday’s meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting but have students who wish to compete fill out the form as well as we will use the data in our conversation. You will also be sent minutes from the meeting once it has competed.
Questionnaire:

Competition List:

Zoom Link:
This was sent to you via E-mail. If you do not have the link, E-mail Adam Scroggins (ascroggins@bethelsd.org)

 

***Please note at state the Interactive Applications and Game Design & Welding Sculpture competitions will be held during leadership competition time. This allows these competitors in these contests to compete in an additional technical competitions.

This year I will be asking for anyone who has students who are interested in taking part in a Technical competition to notify me by November 15th to allow for enough time to set up a quality event. Due to the short turnaround for state competition All Technical competitions will need to be held before February 1st so we need to get the dates and locations set early.  Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. Documents on the process for hosting a competition can be found at (Google Drive )
Regarding Regional Level Contests, individuals may participate in more than one contest.  A student may compete in a combination of (4) Leadership Development Contests or Occupationally Related Contests.  Individuals may participate in as many Technical Contest that fit their schedule (Note: In the event the individual qualifies for state in multiple technical contests, they will have to choose (1) to compete in at state)

Regarding State Level Contests, individuals may participate in more than one contest.  A student may compete in up to three contests.  (1) Technical Science Contest and a combination of (2) Leadership Development Contests or Occupationally Related Contests.  If not participating in a Skill Contest, individuals may participate in a combination of 3 leadership and occupationally related contests.  Individuals may participate in only one Technical Contest.

 

Region Split is official:

The spit utilizes I-90 as the boundary between the Puget Sound North and Puget Sound South regions. There are a few school districts that are split or boarder I-90 which could make it ambiguous as to which region they belong in. Below is a list of these school districts, and which region they belong in.

Puget Sound North Puget Sound South
Mercer Island Seattle
Issaquah Highline
Snoqualmie Tukwila
Lake Washington Renton
Northshore Tahoma
Shoreline

The biggest affect this will have is on our competitions. Puget Sound North and Puget Sound South will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place officially recognize, and will be separate entities during the selection meeting which determines who gets selected to go to state. The North and South regions will be allowed to host competitions together or separately as long as scoring is recorded as North contestants and South contestants.

An example of this is that the North and South regions will participate in the Regional Leadership competitions together and recognize 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from each region.

If there is an official contest in your region, you will not be allowed to go to the other region to compete. If you have any questions on this please contact your region representative in and how to host a contest.

 

Important Dates:

January:

  • Technical Contests Will be scheduled to take place in January

February:

  • Regional Leadership  Contests

  April:

  • State Leadership & Skills Conference (SLSC)

 June:

  • National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC)

 

We are looking for Hosts, Judges and Volunteers for the 2021 State Conference.

If you are interested please sign up here!