2013 - 2014 State Officer Team

Juspin Bishop
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Nicholas Branch
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Erika McIntyre
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Ceana Radilla
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State Officer Biographies

Juspin Bishop

As a member of the class at 2014 at Eagle Point High School, Juspin Bishop is thrilled to serve as member of the 2013-14 SkillsUSA Oregon State Officer Team.

Juspin has been a leader in his chapter for the last three years, including running for chapter office and helping with his fundraisers (including car shows and auctions) for the past three years. He has been involved in SkillsUSA since his freshman year in high school, and has attended State Competition aduring all three years, placing in the Top Three every year. In June 2013, Juspin will attend the National Conference for the second time. SkillsUSA has provided him with preparation for many career opportunities through its competitive events, including Metals Fabrication and Power Equipment Technology.

After high school, Juspin plans to attend Oregon State University, and hopes to pursue a master’s degree or doctorate in Civil Engineering, or become a body repair man for a major dealership such as BMW or Ford. In his career, he hopes to find satisfaction in his work and make enough money to allow him to support his future family.

Nicholas Branch

Nicholas Branch attends Eagle Point High School as a member of the class of 2014 and is excited for his year of service as a SkillsUSA Oregon State Officer.

Nicholas has been a member of SkillsUSA for two years, competing in Job Skills Demonstration Open and have winning Top Three in his event in both years. During his first year in SkillsUSA, he won third place for Job Skills Demonstration and in his second year he won first place in Quiz Bowl and Job Skills Demonstration. In 2013, Nicholas will compete at the National Conference for Job Skills Demonstration Open, his first year of competition at the national level. During his two years in SkillsUSA, Nicholas has participated in every fundraiser his chapter has hosted including car shows, dessert auctions and can return drives.

Nicholas has been a volunteer firefighter for Lake Creek Fire Department since November 2012 and has responded to 12 emergency situations. He is also involved in his high school’s Jazz, Marching, and Concert Band and participates in Cross Country and Track and Field. He plans on attending Oregon State University and obtaining a master’s degree in Sound Engineering. Nicholas eventually hopes to become an engineer for a recording studio and make enough money to support his future family.

Erika McIntyre

Erika McIntyre was born and raised in Oregon’s Northwest Valley, and currently attends South Albany High School as a member of the class of 2014. She is excited to serve as a SkillsUSA Oregon State Officer during the 2013-14 school year.

Erika has been a member of SkillsUSA Oregon for two years, and it has improved her life in many positive ways. Working with the Stayton SkillsUSA chapter has expanded her professional skills, especially her leadership, organization, and confidence. SkillsUSA has enabled her to be more involved in school and given her a foundation that she will use and rely on in many aspects of her life moving forward.

In the future, Erika hopes to pursue promotional speaking as a possible career path. She plans to travel for her work, and looks forward to a position that allows her to see the world. One of her favorite quotes is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”

Ceana Radilla

Ceana Radilla is a member of the class of 2015 at Rex Putnam High School, and looks forward to a terrific year of service as a SkillsUSA Oregon State Officer during the 2013-14 school year.

Ceana has been SkillsUSA member for one year, competing at the SkillsUSA State Competition for the first time in 2013, and winning silver in Crime Scene Investigation and bronze in Technical Prep.

Outside of SkillsUSA, she is a responsible honors student who maintains a 4.0 cumulative GPA. She is fluent in Spanish, which she uses to tutor and teach others. Ceana also volunteers on a regular basis, participating in activities ranging from translating for students learning English to volunteering at local middle schools to promote abstinence from drugs and alcohol. One of her favorite places to volunteer is the Oregon Food Bank, where she packs food and helps in the garden. Ceana is a very dedicated person who puts full effort to ensure that goals are met and standards are exceeded. For example, she once spent five hours adding glitter to posters for a spirit campaign at her school out of pure dedication!

Ceana plans to graduate high school with an IB Diploma and is aiming to attend an Ivy League University. Ceana hopes to attain a degree in Law, and later start a career in that field.

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