On Tuesday, February 27, the McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Bologna Day on Capitol Hill in Nashville. The tradition began many years ago to give Warren County residents an opportunity to visit with our state representatives and state senator.
The SkillsUSA chapter at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – McMinnville sent three students along with their SkillsUSA advisor, Sharon Barnes. Welding students Zach Murray, Raleigh Woods, and Malik Woods attended presentations by various state leaders, including State Senator Janice Bowling, State Representative Judd Matheny, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Secretary of State Tre Hargett, and Director of Safety and Homeland Security David Purkey. State Representative Paul Sherrell met the students during the “bologna” lunch. The group also enjoyed a tour of the Capitol building.
SkillsUSA is a national organization that partners with technical schools, students, and businesses/industries. It gives students opportunities to develop leadership and build their personal skills while learning technical/work skills. Students at TCAT McMinnville are SkillsUSA members.