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Chas. Co. Career and Tech Students Contend in State Competition


WALDORF, Md. (April 4, 2011) — Nineteen North Point High School students advance to the national Skills USA competition after winning first place at the state event held March 25-26 in Baltimore. These students will represent Charles County Public Schools at the national event scheduled for June 19-24 in Kansas City, Mo.

The first-place winners are:

— Monica Hayden, Culinary Arts, senior, North Point;

— Fatimah Thomas, Extemporaneous Speaking, junior, North Point;

— Ashli Haggard, Health Knowledge Bowl, senior, North Point;

— William Still, Health Knowledge Bowl, senior, North Point;

— John Thomas, Health Knowledge Bowl, senior, North Point;

— Elaine Yeoh, Health Knowledge Bowl, senior, North Point;

— Trinity Story, Job Interview, senior, North Point;

— Kha-Ai Tran, Medical Math, sophomore, North Point;

— Majesta Kitts, Medical Terminology, junior, North Point;

— Allison Wesolowski, Nurse Assisting, senior, North Point;

— Erin Chapman, Quiz Bowl, senior, North Point;

— Alexander Corbin, Quiz Bowl, sophomore, North Point;

— Gaston Lopez, Quiz Bowl, sophomore, North Point;

— Alessia Parks, Quiz Bowl, sophomore, North Point;

— Breanna Spangler, Quiz Bowl, sophomore, North Point;

— Nicholas Teleky, Quiz Bowl, senior, North Point;

— Margaret Campbell, Tech Prep – Health Science, sophomore, North Point;

— Diamante Parris, Tech Prep – Health Science, sophomore, North Point; and

— Julia Sutherland, Tech Prep – Health Science, sophomore, North Point.

The following students also placed at the state event:

— Keyawna Griffith, Criminal Justice, senior, North Point, second place;

— Bria Butler, Medical Terminology, junior, North Point, second place;

— Michelle Jackson, Nurse Assisting, senior, North Point, second place;

— Cameron Baroody, Video Product Development, senior, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, third place;

— Chyna Calomeris, Video Product Development, senior, Stethem, third place;

— Elizabeth Prinkey, Culinary Arts, junior, North Point, third place;

— Layne Washington, Extemporaneous Speaking, senior, North Point, third place;

— Rebecca Creighton, Health Occupations Professional Portfolio, senior, North Point, third place;

— Alexander Goldzwig-Ross, Industrial Motor Control, senior, North Point, third place;

— Jacqueline James, Preschool Teaching Assistant, junior, North Point, third place;

— Kenneth Hasty, HVACR, senior, Stethem, seventh place;

— Devante Brewer, HVACR, senior, Stethem, ninth place;

— Bria Tolbert, Photography, senior, Stethem, ninth place;

— Matthew Whelan, HVACR, senior, Stethem, tenth place; and

— Delante Robinson, Photography, senior, Stethem, tenth place.

This is the first year that students from Stethem have competed as a Skills USA team.

The Skills USA/VICA 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.

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