Career and Technology Students Advance to State Competition - Southern Maryland Headline News

Career and Technology Students Advance to State Competition


LA PLATA, Md. (Feb. 15, 2016)—Several students from North Point High School and the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center advance to the state Skills USA competition after placing at the Southern Maryland regional event held Feb. 6 at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. The state event is scheduled for April 15-16.

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, as well as some other placements in specific categories, 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 level are:

• Dante Keys, senior, North Point, third place, Auto Service Technology;

• Cheyenne Scott, senior, North Point, first place, Cisco Internet Working;

• Justin Call, junior, North Point, third place, Cisco Internet Working;

• William Bennett, senior, North Point, first place, Collision Repair Technology;

• Kianta Thompson, senior, North Point, second place, Collision Repair Technology;

• Quentin Oglesby, senior, North Point, third place, Collision Repair Technology;

• Jillian Plater, junior, North Point, second place, Cosmetology;

• Kayle Ellis, senior, North Point, third place, Cosmetology;

• Mychael Bell, senior, North Point, second place, Culinary Arts;

• Kacie Danek, senior, North Point, third place, Culinary Arts;

• Justin Arter, senior, North Point, first place, Criminal Justice;

• Matthew Bowie, senior, North Point, second place, Criminal Justice;

• Dylan McCabe, senior, North Point, first place, Crime Scene Investigation;

• Estefany Garcia, senior, North Point, first place, Crime Scene Investigation;

• Ethan Snider, sophomore, North Point, first place, Crime Scene Investigation;

• Elijah Vaughan, senior, North Point, second place, Digital Cinema Production;

• Jerod Neal, senior, North Point, second place, Digital Cinema Production;

• Jordan Queen, senior, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, third place, Digital Cinema Production;

• Jonathan Corbett, junior, Stethem, third place, Digital Cinema Production;

• Maren Angala, senior, North Point, first place, Early Childhood Studies;

• Jewel Washington, senior, North Point, second place, Early Childhood Studies;

• Morgan Kline, senior, North Point, third place, Early Childhood Studies;

• Darius Humphries, senior, North Point, second place, Electrical Wiring Construction;

• Olivia Hoy, senior, North Point, first place, Nurse Assisting;

• Brittany Henderson, senior, North Point, third place, Nurse Assisting;

• Miguel Lopez, senior, North Point, first place, Teamworks;

• Joy Kim, senior, North Point, first place, Teamworks;

• Roman Morgan, senior, North Point, first place, Teamworks;

• Brandon Cundiff, senior, North Point, first place, Teamworks;

• Trenton Fox, senior, North Point, first place, Welding;

• Aaron Bannister, senior, North Point, second place, Welding;

• Timothy Hoff, senior, North Point, first place, Welding Fabrication;

• Joshua Hills, senior, North Point, first place, Welding Fabrication;

• Colin Velez, senior, North Point, first place, Welding Fabrication;

• Jeremiah Hart, senior, North Point, second place, Welding Fabrication;

• Ramon Halsey, senior, North Point, second place, Welding Fabrication;

• Jirrell Strother, senior, North Point, second place, Welding Fabrication;

• Daphine Henderson, senior, North Point, first place, Welding Sculpture; and

• Daniel Wells, junior, North Point, second place, Welding Sculpture.

In addition to these students, North Point and Stethem also have several students who advance directly to the state level to compete. During the regional competition, not all Skills USA categories are featured for entry.

Students who earn first place at the state level are eligible to compete in the Skills USA National Championships scheduled for June 20-24 in Louisville. 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 website at http://www.mdskillsusa.org/ .

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