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Washington County tech high students win awards in state skills competition

May 05, 2008

Washington County Technical High School students brought home 14 medals, including seven first-place awards, from the Maryland State SkillsUSA Competition at several locations in the Catonsville, Md., area on April 4 and 5.

Fifty students from Washington County were among the 875 students who participated from around the state. The following Tech High students won medals:

First place - Food and Beverage Service, Erica Conrad

First place - Entrepreneurship, TJ Cross, Justin Iseminger, Barbara Peace and Jessica Morley

First place - Medical Math, Aziz Abdullayev

First place - Health Occupations Professional Portfolio, Amanda Stone

First place - Nail Care, Kelli Lowman

First place - Internetworking, Jessica Phillips

First place - Engineering Design, Joshua Zimmerman, Patrick Powell and Eric Wilfong

Second Place - Preschool Teaching, Carla Flesser

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Second Place - Quiz Bowl, Ben Baker, TJ Bowers, Tony Burt, Sarah Martens and Cody Grim

Second Place - Architectural Drafting, Patrick Dowler

Second Place - Health Knowledge Bowl, LeeAnn Mullenix, Chelsea Troppman, Jessica Weekesser and Amanda Howerton

Third Place - Health Knowledge Bowl, Madison Hebb, Tanaishia Russ and Victor Pekar

Third Place - Job Skills Demonstration, Katherine Mittag

Third Place - Preschool Teaching, Crystal Shank

All first-place winners are eligible to compete at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City in June.

Tech High SkillsUSA advisor Marjorie Kellman said, in a prepared release, "It was very exciting to have so many Tech High students participating, let alone win medals. They are perfect examples of the SkillsUSA theme, 'Champions at Work.'"

SkillsUSA is an organization that serves high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical and service occupations.

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