Stone, state vice president of Skills USA, to speak

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School’s very own Lauren Stone, a senior, has received the honor of speaking at the NCDPI conference in Greensboro on March 23. The Student Leader Showcase will take place at the Koury Convention Center, and Stone will speak about the importance of skills and how it has impacted her.

Stone was elected vice president of Skills USA of NC last April and has accomplished many things since. She has competed in countless competitions and put in hours of hard work and effort to get to this point. It all began when Stone was encouraged to join Skills USA by her fellow classmates and Sandy Martin, a teacher and the advisor for the club.

web1_stoneStone said that the club has “brought her out of her shell,” and has made her “the person she is today.” After being elected as one of seven North Carolina officers, she was selected by state directors and her fellow officer team to serve as state vice president for the 2015-2016 term.

While at the conference, Stone will present to the State CTE Council about Skills USA and its importance on school campuses. Commenting on her accomplishments, Stone stated that she “couldn’t have done this without Mr. Martin, Kyle [her boyfriend], and of course, God.”

While Stone’s term as vice president is almost over, she is excited to mentor her younger sister Courtney, hoping that her sister will have an amazing experience in Skills, as well.

Molly Nichols is a member of the Starmount High School Journalism Club.