Skills USANational Leadership and Skill ConferenceLouisville KY

SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference returns to LouisvilleKY June 24-28

  (LOUISVILLE, KY) — For the fifth year in a row, the world’s largest hands-on skills competition is returning to Louisville. The 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) will be held Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, showcasing the very best in career and technical education for the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is the third largest convention for the city, with an estimated economic impact of $26.7 million. Louisville Tourism estimates total hotel room nights for the week at more than 36,987. More than 19,000 students, teachers and education leaders are expected to attend. The cornerstone of NLSC is the SkillsUSA Championships, when…

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Ophelia Lorenz - 2019 Spelling Bee Winner

LouisvilleKY student wins KDF’s Spelling Bee

Louisville, KY.   – 14-year-old Ophelia Lorenz of Louisville won her first Ford Motor Company Derby Festival Spelling Bee this past weekend. Lorenz correctly spelled “Chihuahua” – A dog of very small breed developed in Mexico, probably from an indigenous breed, having erect pointed ears and a soft ,usually short-haired dog. The competition was held in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Allison Whelan of Nelson County, Kentucky, was runner-up in the competition among students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Lorenz represents Jefferson County Catholic Schools and is an 8th grade student at St. Agnes. This was her first…