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Technical school students bring home medals for skills

June 06, 2006|by JANET HEIM

Three dozen local high school students put their skills to the test March 25 at the Maryland State SkillsUSA championships in Catonsville, Md., and Severn, Md.

The students all attend Washington County Technical High School. Competitions were held on a local and regional level prior to the state championships.

The Web site for SkillsUSA says it is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.

Sixteen students left with medals for their efforts:

Kiana Denlinger - first place, Advertising Design

D.J. Hamrick - first place, Automotive Service Technology

Derek Flook and Patrick Breakall - first place, team Web Design

John Bailey and Ashley Butler - second place, team Web Design

Beth McCarty - second place, Cosmetology

Julia Moore - second place, Nail Care

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Anastacia (Nikki) Hanshaw - second place, First Aid/CPR

Justin Ledden - third place, Collision Repair

Karly Mummert - third place, Nail Care

Chris Watkins - third place, Technical-Related Math

Amanda Long, Jorden Souders, Christina Zucconi and Laura Schanno - third place, Health Knowledge Bowl (team)

First-place finishers advance to the SkillsUSA National championships in Kansas City, Mo., June 19 to 24.

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