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Dear SkillsUSA Advisor, 
We began the school year with cautious hope that we would be able to create some normalcy to the year. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to be a rampant factor in the ability to continue on as planned. The Georgia National Fair announced that hosting a Fair that abides by CDC and State regulations would not be possible. As you know, the Georgia National Fairgrounds is where the annual SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally takes place. Due to the decision made by the Georgia National Fair there will not be a Champions Rally this year. 
In leu of not hosting an in-person Champions Rally, there are still opportunities for your students to compete. Normally, the competitions that are available for students to enter into at Champions Rally encourage chapter recruitment, for example the Chapter Recruitment Display and Chapter Recruitment Poster contests. We will continue the spirit of recruitment through the new SkillsUSA Georgia Recruitment Challenge. Chapters will compete for the best SkillsUSA informational handout, the most creative social media post, and the most innovative video engagement. These competitions challenge members to creatively provide insight into SkillsUSA and encourage potential new members to join. The three competitions are able to be completed virtually so that all chapters across the state can participate. SkillsUSA Georgia will distinguish the top 10% of chapters submitting recruitment strategies as “Master of Recruitment” Chapters for the school year. We encourage all SkillsUSA chapters to participate in the Chapter Recruitment Challenge! 
For teachers receiving extended day, please know that this opportunity will substitute Champions Rally. 
Though we are disappointed at this turn of events, we concur with the Georgia National Fair that our member’s safety is our highest priority. We appreciate your understanding, and please know that we are diligently working to continue to provide exciting opportunities to our members. 
SkillsUSA Georgia 
Please see the link to the Georgia National Fair’s Cancellation Statement here.


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