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By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter

Pictured from left are: Trousdale County Mayor Stephen Chambers; CIT Instructor Tony Dedman; Commander of Hartsville American Legion Dan Belcher; CIT Instructor David Malmin; SkillUSA President Mason Looper; SkillsUSA member Chase Harper; Trousdale County Veterans Services Officer Amber Russell; SkillsUSA Secretary Dylan Melton; SkillsUSA Vice President Destiny Bocanegra; Welding Instructor Clyde Mansfield and SkillsUSA member Savannah Dodd.

The SkillsUSA students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville recently gave back to local veterans.

Last week, to show their appreciation, they bought breakfast and lunch for 15 TCAT students and instructors who have served our country. Their service project is also reaching the veterans of our community. The students on both the Hartsville and Wilson County campuses collected and gave $300 to help fund the American Legion, Post 56, of Hartsville.

SkillsUSA is a national membership association that serves students who are preparing for careers in technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.