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Willingham wins gold medal at national SkillsUSA competition

Other area students place high at conference

June 30, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ashley Willingham of Williamsport, a student at Washington County Technical High School, recently won the nation's highest award at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Willingham was awarded a high school gold medal in the preschool teaching assistant category.

The top students won medals and many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.

In addition, high scorers received Skill Point Certificates, which were awarded in 90 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry.

Other winners from this area include:

o Katie Coffman of Williamsport, a student at Washington County Technical High School, who was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in health occupations professional portfolio.

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o Team L, consisting of Kaegan Boyce, Taylor Davis and Alexandra Burt from Washington County Technical High School, which was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in engineering technology.

o Derric Atzrott of Frederick, Md., a student at Frederick County Career & Tech Center, who was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in computer maintenance technology.

o Team L, consisting of Jessica Escobar and Alicia Reddick from Frederick County Career & Tech Center, which was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in esthetics.

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