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14 CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS CLAIM WINS AT STATE SKILLSUSA COMPETITION

Fourteen AACPS career and technology students won their respective categories in the recent 42nd annual Maryland SkillsUSA State Skills Championships, an event designed to showcase the state’s best and brightest career and technology education (CTE) students. In addition, 16 county students placed second or third in their respective categories.

The first-place winners have all earned spots to compete in the 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 22 through 26, 2015, in Louisville, Ky.

In addition to the student winners at the state competition, Bruce Lee, a CAD instructor at the Center of Applied Technology – South, was named Maryland Region 3 SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year.

The following AACPS students won their respective categories:

  • Marc Alvin Al-Os (Center of Applied Technology – South), Internetworking
  • Jordan Bergeson-Keller (Center of Applied Technology – South), Automotive Services Technology
  • Khori Eubanks (Center of Applied Technology – North), Culinary Arts
  • Chandler Kerr (Center of Applied Technology – North), Graphic Communication
  • Austin Nicholson (Center of Applied Technology – North), Action Skills
  • William Oller (Center of Applied Technology – North), Job Skills Demonstration
  • Dennis Shannon (Center of Applied Technology – North), Informational Technology Services
  • Ryan Tauber (Center of Applied Technology – North), Industrial Motor Control
  • Timothy Tenney (Center of Applied Technology – South), Sheet Metal
  • Rachel Weston (Center of Applied Technology – North), Technical Computer Applications
  • Kenneth Wheeler (Center of Applied Technology – North), Motorcycle Technology
  • Josie Wolfe (Center of Applied Technology – North), Commercial Banking
  • Khadijah Janey and Mercedes Smith (Center of Applied Technology – South), Nail Care Team

The following AACPS students placed second in their respective categories:

  • David Brown (Center of Applied Technology – North), Collision Repair Technology
  • Brooke Caudill (Center of Applied Technology – North), Restaurant Service
  • Brady Freeman (Center of Applied Technology – North), Graphic Communication
  • Brenton Grimes (Center of Applied Technology – North), Job Skills Demo Open
  • Tyree Jackson (Center of Applied Technology – North), Action Skills
  • Steven Kooser (Center of Applied Technology – North), Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Desmond Vinson (Center of Applied Technology – North), Internetworking
  • Arianna Evans and Octavia Green (Center of Applied Technology – South), Esthetics Team
  • Alex Abarca, Donson Du and William Danel (Center of Applied Technology – North), Welding Fabrication
  • Courtney Cain, Shelby Haley, Hunter Jordan & Daniel Kayanan (Center of Applied Technology – South), Entrepreneurship Team

The following AACPS students placed third in their respective categories:

  • Mykiel Clinkscales (Center of Applied Technology – South), Dental Assisting
  • Vincent Dunbar (Center of Applied Technology – North), Restaurant Service
  • Tyler Groves (Center of Applied Technology – South), Technical Computer Applications
  • Everett Lee (Center of Applied Technology – North), Welding Sculpture
  • Marlena Lewis (Center of Applied Technology – South), Automotive Services Technology
  • Andrew Smith (Center of Applied Technology – North), Collision Repair Technology