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Local Students Place At Skills Conference

June 29th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s SkillsUSA delegation brought home 23 medals from the 51st Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), held in Louisville, KY, last week.

A team of the state’s most talented Career and Technology Education (CTE) high school students showcased their skills in 87 career and technical competitions. Demonstrating exemplary CTE training, Maryland students challenged 6,500 other student champions from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Maryland students competing in Basic Health Care Skills and Graphic Communications are officially among the best in the nation, returning with gold medals. Silver medals were awarded to students in Building Maintenance, Cabinetmaking, Early Childhood Education, Humanoid Robotics, Medical Terminology and Principles of Engineering and Technology. Bronze medals were awarded in Commercial Baking, Crime Scene Investigation, Dental Assisting, Health Knowledge Bowl, Interactive Application and Game Development and Promotional Bulletin Board. 

SkillsUSA Maryland has a statewide membership of 5,000 high school students. Members have consistently demonstrated their expertise and professionalism while participating throughout the year in a variety of leadership and competitive conferences.

The Maryland State Department of Education, in cooperation with business, industry, and education partners, coordinates two annual statewide conferences to prepare students for this rigorous national competition.

Maryland CTE students representing 23 counties and Baltimore City competed at the 2016 SkillsUSA State Championships held at Anne Arundel Community Television, Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy, Center of Applied Technology North, CCBC Catonsville, Conference Center at the Maritime Institute of Technology, Lincoln Culinary Institute, North County High School, Plumbers and Steamfitter Local 486, Printing Specialist Corporation and Stevenson University. 

The following students finished the national challenge with outstanding accomplishments:

SkillsUSA Maryland National Top Ten – 2016 NLSC

  • Gold Medal – Basic Health Care Skills, Jordan Janschek, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
  • Gold Medal – Graphic Communications, Brittney Whitestone, Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
  • Silver Medal – Building Maintenance, Keyondra Snell, Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
  • Silver Medal – Cabinetmaking, Payton Dixon, Southern Garrett High School – Garrett County
  • Silver Medal – Early Childhood Education, Jewel Washington, North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry – Charles County
  • Silver Medal – Humanoid Robotics, Mary Goff, Allan Hitchcock, Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
  • Silver Medal – Medical Terminology, Blessing Nwah, Eastern Technical High School – Baltimore County
  • Silver Medal – Principles of Engineering and Technology, Lindsay Kremer, Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
  • Bronze Medal – Commercial Baking, Alexandra Berrich, Center of Applied Technology North – Anne Arundel County
  • Bronze Medal – Crime Scene Investigation, Britaya Gray, Wilbur Robinson, Brandon Zichefoose, Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County
  • Bronze Medal – Dental Assisting, Chris Trujillo, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
  • Bronze Medal – Health Knowledge Bowl, Adeola Abdulkadir, Meghan Counts, Anthony Okeh, Preeya Subedi, Applications and Research Laboratory – Howard County
  • Bronze Medal – Interactive Application and Game Development, Jarod Liberty, Jordan Pearson, Applications and Research Laboratory – Howard County
  • Bronze Medal – Promotional Bulletin Board, Amanda Koogle, Dan Oehlsen, Madison Pool, Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
  • 4th Place – Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology, Kyle Fields, Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
  • 4th Place – Medical Math, Zachary Cioccio, Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
  • 4th Place – Nurse Assisting, Zoe Croyle, Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
  • 5th Place – American Spirit, Elizabeth Lopez, Fiona Quenano, North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry – Charles County
  • 5th Place – Audio-Radio Production, Danielle Brooks, Kyle Coleman, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
  • 5th Place – CNC Technician, Ethan Ames, Parkside High School / CTE – Wicomico County
  • 5th Place – Career Pathways – Industrial and Engineering Technology , Kevin Farmer, Erika Jacobs, Austin Lemere, Cody Phelps, Brittany Sechler, August Shrader, Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
  • 5th Place – Digital Cinema Production, Garrison Irwin, Braden Smedley, Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
  • 5th Place – First Aid / CPR, Britney Hall, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
  • 5th Place – Medical Assisting, Haven Silvio, Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
  • 6th Place – Advertising Design, Rachel Engle, Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
  • 6th Place – Computer Programming, Kavya Kavanakudy, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, – Baltimore County
  • 7th Place – Aviation Maintenance Technology, Trenton Bell, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
  • 7th Place – Community Action Project, Victoria Moreau, Adam Taylor, Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
  • 7th Place – Plumbing, Nicholas Calvert, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, – Baltimore County
  • 8th Place – Collision Repair Technology, Wyatt Seitz, Center of Applied Technology North – Anne Arundel County
  • 8th Place – Culinary Arts, Khori Eubanks, Center of Applied Technology North – Anne Arundel County
  • 8th Place – Customer Service, Allison Anderson, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
  • 8th Place – Employment Application Process, Alyssa Rabasco, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center – Charles County
  • 8th Place – Outstanding Chapter, Tram Nguyen, Frederick Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
  • 8th Place – T-Shirt Design, Eve Watsky, Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
  • 9th Place – Career Pathways – Arts and Communication, Jordan Norris, Hannah Willenborg, Aubri Wallo, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County
  • 9th Place – Extemporaneous Speaking, Kermit Rivera Maldonado, Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
  • 9th Place – Job Skill Demonstration A, Caleb Barnes, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science – Baltimore County
  • 9th Place – Screen Printing Technology, Erica Miller, Center for Career and Technical Education – Allegany County
  • 9th Place – Sheet Metal, Sean Taylor, Center of Applied Technology South – Anne Arundel County
  • 9th Place – Web Design, Jacob Karnes, Shelby Sherbert, Caroline County Career and Technology Center – Caroline County
  • 10th Place – Action Skills, Quincy Johnson, Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County
  • 10th Place – Architectural Drafting, Joshua Miller – Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County
  • 10th Place – Career Pathways – Health Services, John Chamberlain, Emily Mast, Hannah Semsker, Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County
  • 10th Place – Esthetics, Amber Tucker, Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County
  • 10th Place – Industrial Motor Control, Joedouglas Ashton, Center of Applied Technology North – Anne Arundel County
  • 10th Place – Photography, Elizabeth Dillard, Washington County Technical High School – Washington County
  • 10th Place – TeamWorks, Brady Baker, Ryan Colemen, Brayden Pennington, Caleb Wilt, Center for Career and Technical Education – Allegany County

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