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Chas. Co. Career and Technology Students Advance to State Competition

LA PLATA, Md. (February 17, 2011) — More than 25 North Point High School students will advance to the state Skills USA competition next month after placing at the regional event held Feb. 3 at the school. The state conference is scheduled for March 25-26.

The Skills USA regional competition is a showcase event for career and technology students in the tri-county area. The students compete locally and continue through the state and national levels. The philosophy of the competition is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to train students for employer needs.

The students who placed in the regional competition include:

— Monica Hayden, senior, first place, culinary arts;

— Elizabeth Prinkey, junior, second place, culinary arts;

— Alyssa Engle, senior, first place, architectural drafting;

— Alexandra Garner, junior, second place, architectural drafting;

— Terrance Hayes, junior, second place, technical drafting;

— Gregory Hill, junior, third place, carpentry;

— Mark Bonds, senior, second place, teamwork category;

— Zachary Lehmann, junior, second place, teamwork category;

— Nicholas Cutter, sophomore, second place, teamwork category;

— Dominick Duckett, senior, second place, teamwork category;

— Keyawna Griffith, senior, third place, criminal justice;

— Michelle Jackson, senior, first place, nursing assistant;

— Allison Wesolowski, senior, second place, nursing assistant;

— Regan Lee, senior, third place, nursing assistant;

— Zachary Maguire, junior, first place, welding;

— Tony Garner, senior, second place, welding;

— Shane Cleaveland, senior, third place, welding;

— Jazmyn White, senior, first place, commercial banking;

— Xzavier Williams, senior, first place, Internet networking (CISCO);

— Emily Shultz, senior, third place, advertising design;

— Michael Escanilla, junior, second place, residential wiring;

— Jacqueline James, junior, first place, pre-school teaching assistant;

— Jada Smith, senior, second place, pre-school teaching assistant;

— Alanna Hirshman, junior, third place, pre-school teaching assistant;

— Amber Andrews-Richardson, senior, first place, cosmetology;

— Adrienne Barnes, junior, third place, cosmetology; and

— Bryan Allen, senior, third place, automotive service technology.

Students who earn first place at the state level are eligible to compete in the Skills USA National Championships scheduled for June 19-24 in Kansas City. Skills USA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure a skilled work force. The organization serves more than 264,000 high school and college students, as well as professional members, nationwide.

Skills USA provides experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. The organization focuses on quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education and pride in the dignity of work. For more information, visit the Skills USA Maryland Web site at .

Source: Charles County Public School System

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