Benson High School SkillsUSA Trip

After winning the Oregon SkillsUSA State competition, three of Benson's finest - Allison Plager, Andy Lai and Brian Moreno of Benson Polytechnic High School -  qualified to represent Oregon and compete at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, KY. Their instructor, Cathy Skach has dedicated 30 years as an educator and SkillsUSA advisor and will be accompanying them on their trip.

With the guidance of the dedicated CTE staff at Benson, our students have brought home countless national medals. With your help, they hope to bring home a few more this summer.

The SkillsUSA National Competition is huge. With 6,000 competitors nationwide. It's a great learning experience, meeting people from all over the country and connecting with them. Unfortunately, the expense is high. Your funds will help pay for plane tickets, baggage fees, hotel, ground transportation and more. It's estimated to cost each student plus their advisor nearly $1,500.

These future leaders are doing their part in fundraising selling Root Beer Floats, holding a bake sale and selling print items through our very own Tech Algebra program. Let's help these kids out! Like everyone says, every little bit helps.


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  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 56 mos
  • Margaret Mylet 
    • $50 
    • 68 mos
  • VaSheeta James 
    • $50 
    • 68 mos
  • Cathy Skach 
    • $500 
    • 68 mos
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    • $25 
    • 68 mos
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Cathy McIntire Skach 
Portland, OR
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