Several SOMD Students have Top 10 finishes at National SkillsUSA competition

Half of Maryland Competitors Finish in National Top Ten

News Release, Maryland State Department of Education

BALTIMORE  – Maryland’s SkillsUSA delegation brought home 18 medals from the 55th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), recently held in Louisville, KY.  A team of the state’s most talented Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students showcased their skills in 94 CTE competitions. Demonstrating exemplary CTE training, Maryland students challenged 6,400 other student champions from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Maryland students competing in Audio-Radio Production, Engineering Technology Design, Medical Terminology, and Nurse Assisting are officially among the best in the nation, returning with gold medals. Silver medals were awarded to students competing in Health Knowledge Bowl, Pin Design, and Promotional Bulletin Board. Bronze medals were awarded to students competing in Early Childhood Education, Health Knowledge Bowl, and Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology.

SkillsUSA Maryland has a statewide membership of 5,000 high school students. Members have consistently demonstrated their expertise and professionalism while participating throughout the year in a variety of leadership and competitive conferences.

The following students placed in the top 10 during the national competition:

SkillsUSA Maryland National Top Ten – 2019 National Leadership and Skills Conference

Gold Medal – Audio-Radio Production

  • Victoria Brooks, Aiden Kaleta: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

Gold Medal – Engineering Technology-Design

  • Malia Cohen, Anthony Salvatore Fertitta Jr., Leann Gomez, Bethany Stoll: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

Gold Medal – Medical Terminology

  • Annalee Johnson: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

Gold Medal – Nurse Assisting

  • Madison McBride: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

Silver Medal – Health Knowledge Bowl

  • Jane Lee, Frances Maglaqui, Kiet Nguyen, Nhuquynh Nguyen: Eastern Technical High School – Baltimore County

Silver Medal – Pin Design (MS)

  • Piper Gooding: Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County

Silver Medal – Promotional Bulletin Board

  • Delaney Bartholow, Rachel Haines, Kristina Kemp: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

Bronze Medal – Early Childhood Education

  • Madison Grace: North Point High School for STI – Charles County

Bronze Medal – Health Occupations Professional Portfolio

  • Tijesunimi Borode: Western School of Technology and Environmental Science – Baltimore County

Bronze Medal – Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology

  • Brenda Hernandez: J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center – Somerset County

4th Place – Basic Healthcare Skills

  • Makala Harrison: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County

4thPlace – Cyber Security

  • Nicholas Greiner: Jude Poole Jr., Center of Applied Technology South – Anne Arundel County

4thPlace – Dental Assisting

  • Britney Duong: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

4th Place – Pin Design

  • Yuang Chen: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

4th Place – Technical Drafting

  • Brandon Spilis: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County

5th Place – Automated Manufacturing Technology

  • Jason Frazier, Justin Greenwell, Nathan Renfro: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

5thPlace – Criminal Justice

  • Morgan Braithwaite: Washington County Technical High School – Washington County

5thPlace – Graphic Communications

  • Rita Wienand: Center of Applied Technology North – Anne Arundel County

5thPlace – Job Interview (PS)

  • Danielle Brooks: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

5th Place – Masonry

  • Greg Mullinix: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

5th Place – Medical Math

  • Dunni Ojumu: Western School of Technology and Environmental Science – Baltimore County

5thPlace – Telecommunications Cabling

  • Hannah Virts: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

6thPlace – 3-D Visualization and Animation

  • Nichola Maynard, Nicholas Neff: Washington County Technical High School – Washington County

6thPlace – Mobile Robotics Technology

  • Daniel Baltezegar: J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center – Somerset County

6thPlace – Occupational Health and Safety – Single

  • Michael Brittingham, Trevor Hudson, Kaleb Steele: Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County

6thPlace – Team Engineering Challenge (MS)

  • Brandon Anderson, Ethan Gell, Justin Hurney: Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County

7th Place – Career Pathways – Industrial and Engineering Technology

  • Rachel Burns, Misael Marin, Julian Wresche: Frederick Career and Technology Center – Frederick County

8thPlace – Broadcast News Production

  • Martin Higgins, Emily Jacob, Lucas Senesi, Lilly Stephens: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County

8thPlace – Career Pathways – Business, Management and Technology

  • Austin Abarca, Caryn Law, Michael Stone: North Point High School for STI – Charles County

8thPlace – Internetworking

  • Christian Frazier: North Point High School for STI – Charles County

9th Place – American Spirit

  • Kahlyn Ekles, Abigail Lane, Aiden Reynolds: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

9th Place – Diesel Equipment Technology

  • Michael Coffey: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

9thPlace – Principles of Engineering and Technology

  • George Rivers: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

9th Place – Medical Assisting

  • Haleigh Tucker: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County

9thPlace – Employment Application Process

  • Cole Clements: Robert D. Stethem Educational Center – Charles County

9thPlace – Community Action Project

  • Candy Anderson, Joy Anderson: Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County

10thPlace – Crime Scene Investigation

  • Karla Dizon, Madison Meade, Holly Sabreeya: North Point High School for STI – Charles County

10thPlace – Industrial Motor Control

  • Emerson Hanlon: Center of Applied Technology North – Anne Arundel County

10thPlace – Information Technology Services

  • Josh Oltarzewski: Harford Technical High School – Harford County

For more information about SkillsUSA, please contact Charles Wallace, Coordinator of Career Programs and Student Organizations, Division of Career and College Readiness, Maryland State Department of Education at charles.wallace@maryland.gov or 410-767-8872.

Additional information can also be found on the Division of Career and College Readiness website(www.mdcteprograms.org) or the official SkillsUSA Maryland website.