Charles Co. Students Place at National Competition - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles Co. Students Place at National Competition


LA PLATA, Md. (November 1, 2011)—Ten North Point High School students placed in the national top 10 and received awards at the 47th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) held in Kansas City, MO this past June. More than 5,600 career and technical education students nationwide, all state contest winners, competed in 94 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

There were 942 medals awarded and 250 recognition awards presented at the conference.

The gold medal winners are:

-- Trinity Story, Job Interview, 2011 graduate;

-- Erin Chapman, Quiz Bowl, 2011 graduate;

-- Alexander Corbin, Quiz Bowl, junior;

-- Gaston Lopez, Quiz Bowl, junior;

-- Alessia Parks, Quiz Bowl, junior;

-- Breanna Spangler, Quiz Bowl, junior; and

-- Nicholas Teleky, Quiz Bowl, 2011 graduate.

The following North Point students alsoplaced in the Skills USA national top 10:

-- Majesta Kitts, Medical Terminology, fourth place, senior;

-- Monica Hayden, Culinary Arts, sixth place, 2011 graduate; and

-- Kha-Ai Tran, Medical Math, seventh place, junior.

Skills USA is a national partnership ofstudents, 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.

The NLSC is a showcase of career and technical education students. Skills USA provides experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. 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 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 http://www.mdskillsusa.org/ .

Source: Charles County Public Schools

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