News Release, Charles County Public Schools

Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students earned medals in the recent regional SkillsUSA competition and advance to the state event set for April 12-13. Career and technology education (CTE) students from North Point High School and the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center compete annually in the event. SkillsUSA competitions showcase CTE students, involve industry professionals in evaluating student performance and help to train students for workforce needs.

Students compete locally and continue through both the state and national levels. Students who earn a gold, silver or bronze medal will represent their respective CTE program at the State Leadership and Skills Conference in April. The following students placed at the regional event.

Advertising Design:

  • Andrew Fick, North Point, sophomore, gold medal;
  • Anna Jones, North Point, senior, silver medal; and
  • Megan Thomas, North Point, senior, fifth place.

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair:

  • Elijah Goldring, Stethem, senior, silver medal; and
  • Trevor Clements, Stethem, senior, bronze medal.

Basic Health Care:

  • Morgan Curtis, Stethem, junior, silver medal;
  • Ingrid Reyes, Stethem, junior, bronze medal; and
  • Isabella Corradi, Stethem, junior, fourth place.

Carpentry:

  • Dorian Gray, North Point, sophomore, gold medal; and
  • Howard White, North Point, junior, bronze medal.

Commercial Baking:

  • Madison Powell, North Point, junior, gold medal;
  • Ashley Bowman, North Point, senior, silver medal;
  • Kristy Rios, North Point, senior, bronze medal; and
  • Kyra Smith, North Point, junior, fifth place.

Cosmetology:

  • Dyonna Robinson, North Point, senior, gold medal;
  • Yentell James, North Point, junior, silver medal;
  • Kaci Hernandez, North Point, junior, bronze medal; and
  • Ariel Simmons, North Point, senior, fifth place.

Crime Scene Investigation:

  • Karla Dixon, North Point, sophomore, gold medal;
  • Peyton Barnes, North Point, senior, gold medal;
  • Kelsea Misko, North Point, freshman, gold medal;
  • Madison Meade, North Point, sophomore, silver medal;
  • Kennedy Bennett, North Point, sophomore, silver medal;
  • Sabreeya Holly, North Point, sophomore, silver medal;
  • Lilibeth Rios, North Point, junior, bronze medal;
  • Aliah Brown, North Point, junior, bronze medal; and
  • Tyrus Smith, North Point, junior, bronze medal.

Criminal Justice:

  • Mederlyn Varela, North Point, senior, gold medal;
  • Caroline Tristani, North Point, senior, silver medal; and
  • Grace Bowie, North Point, senior, fourth place.

Culinary Arts:

  • Katie Delph, North Point, senior, gold medal;
  • Nadia Wells-Phillips, North Point, junior, bronze medal; and
  • Jenae Jackson, North Point, sophomore, fourth place.

Early Childhood Education:

  • Kyla Ferguson, North Point, senior, gold medal;
  • Madison Grace, North Point, senior, silver medal; and
  • Courtney Edelen, North Point, senior, fifth place.

Electrical Construction Wiring:

  • Danny Beverly, North Point, senior, fourth place; and
  • Patrick Robinson, North Point, junior, fifth place.

HVAC:

  • Quentin Dibble, Stethem, junior, gold medal;
  • Esteban Gomez, Stethem, junior, silver medal; and
  • Kyle Blankenship, Stethem, junior, fifth place.

Industrial Motor Control:

  • Ryan Shumaker, North Point, senior, silver medal; and
  • Kendall Hines, North Point, senior, fifth place.

Internetworking:

  • Christian Frazier, North Point, senior, gold medal;
  • Aryan Patel, North Point, junior, bronze medal; and
  • Jordan Kirkland, North Point, senior, fourth place.

Nurse Assisting:

  • Bethany Richardson, North Point, senior, fourth place; and
  • Tolani Olaosebikan, North Point, senior, fifth place.

TeamWorks:

  • Jeana Papagno, North Point, senior, gold medal;
  • Emily Willey, North Point, sophomore, gold medal;
  • McKenzee Cooper, North Point, freshman, gold medal;
  • Mark Goffe, North Point, sophomore, gold medal;
  • Kolton Brown, North Point, junior, bronze medal;
  • Greg James, North Point, senior, bronze medal;
  • Mark Rodgers, North Point, junior, bronze medal; and
  • Tyreik Shaw, North Point, senior, bronze medal.

Technical Drafting:

  • Abigail Semarge, North Point, senior, gold medal.

Telecommunications:

  • Victor Harley, North Point, sophomore, silver medal.

Welding:

  • Ryan Berry, North Point, junior, silver medal;
  • Maverick Lehmann, North Point, senior, bronze medal;
  • Shane Purnell, North Point, junior, fourth place; and
  • Kayla Berry, North Point, junior, fifth place.

Additionally, both schools have students who advance directly to the state level of competition. During the regional event, not all SkillsUSA categories are available for entry.

Students who place first at the state level are eligible to compete at the national SkillsUSA competition set for June 24-28 at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY.

SkillsUSA Maryland has more than 5,000 students enrolled in programs that offer training for career paths and help lay the groundwork for further study in the workforce or college.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...