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


LA PLATA, Md. (February 7, 2012)—Twenty-seven Charles County Public Schools students advance to the state Skills USA competition after placing at the regional event held Feb. 4 at the Calvert County Career Center. The state event is scheduled for May 5 at the Center of Applied Technology North, located in Anne Arundel County.

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. First-, second- and third-place winners at the regional level advance to the state event. 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 advance to the state completion are:

-- Alexandra DiToto, senior, third place, architectural drawing, North Point High School;

-- Mitchell Mills, senior, third place, automotive service technology, North Point;

-- Gregory Hill, senior, second place, carpentry, North Point;

-- Adrienne Barnes, senior, second place, cosmetology, North Point;

-- Brittney Martin, junior, third place, cosmetology, North Point;

-- Brandon Morrison, senior, third place, criminal justice, North Point;

-- Elizabeth Prinkey, senior, second place, culinary arts, North Point;

-- Jessica Hamilton, senior, third place, culinary arts, North Point;

-- Jasmin Garcia, senior, third place, CPR/First aid, North Point;

-- Andrew Carter, senior, first place, HVAC, North Point;

-- Nicolas Kavaky, senior, second place, HVAC, North Point;

-- Marc Lyon, senior, third place, HVAC, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center;

-- Katie Doran, senior, second place, nurse assistant, North Point;

-- Garrett Moreland, junior, third place, photography, Stethem;

-- Jackie James, senior, first place, pre-school teaching, North Point;

-- Shannon Suban, senior, second place, pre-school teaching, North Point;

-- Jelilat Williams, senior, third place, pre-school teacher, North Point;

-- Michael Escanilla, senior, first place, residential wiring, North Point;

-- Wesley Lockhart, junior, second place, residential wiring, North Point;

-- Alex Colaciello, senior, third place, residential wiring, North Point;

-- Austin Barnhart, sophomore, second place, teamwork category, North Point;

-- Nick Cutter, junior, second place, teamwork category, North Point;

-- Troy Durham, senior, second place, teamwork category, North Point;

-- Philip Guine, senior, second place, teamwork category, North Point;

-- Bruce “Scott” Atkinson, junior, third place, video product development, Stethem;

-- Tashara Mitchell, junior, third place, video product development, Stethem; and

-- Zachary Maguire, senior, first place, welding, North Point.

Additionally, the following students will also compete at the state competition:

-- Kelly Dingess, Jasmine Gray, James Graves and Alyson Hughes: juniors, broadcast news category, Stethem; and

-- Abram Brooks and Dominick “Isaiah” Perez: juniors, web design category, Stethem.

At the regional competition, the broadcast news and web design categories were not featured categories.

Students who earn first place at the state level are eligible to compete in the Skills USA National Championships scheduled for June 25-26 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 300,000 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 http://www.mdskillsusa.org/index.html.

Source: Charles County Public School System

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