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Tech High students earn medals in SkillsUSA regional competition

February 21, 2011

Ten students from Washington County Technical High School finished in the top three in their events at the SkillsUSA Western Region competition, receiving medals and earning the opportunity to participate in the state competition in March.

The regional competition was Feb. 5 at the Frederick (Md.) Career Technology Center.

The following students were medal winners:

  • First place — Cassandra Miller, cosmetology
  • First place — Kevin Sokol, commercial baking
  • Second place — Brittany Tilden, cosmetology
  • Second place — Lauren Pincus, commercial baking
  • Second place — Heather Fridley, culinary arts
  • Second place — Kara Reece, food and beverage service
  • Third place — Grace Britner (with model  Shawnice Blowe), aesthetics
  • Third place — April Maloff (with model Daniell Nasvaderani), nail care
  • Third place — Bitteria Jones and Catie Moore, radio audio
Tech High students who earned fourth- or fifth- place recognition included:
  • Fourth place — Dusty Summers, automotive refinishing
  • Fourth place — Destiny Martin, McKenzie Lansing and Matt Myers, crime scene investigation
  • Fourth place — Ashley Shubert, food and beverage service
  • Fourth place — Mark Sokol, Internet working
  • Fourth place — Brianna Hartley (with model Talia Holford), nail care
  • Fourth place — Kristina Faith, nurse assisting
  • Fourth place — Darian Waple, residential wiring
  • Fifth place — Doug Norris Jr., automotive service technician
  • Fifth place — Chris Feigley, collision repair
  • Fifth place — Jonathan Shank, computer maintenance technician
  • Fifth place — Samantha Hendershot, criminal justice
  • Fifth place — Kayla Hott, culinary arts
  • Fifth place — Thomas Hott, graphic communications
A total of 40 Tech High students participated in the regional competition.

The state competition is March 25 and 26 at various locations in the Baltimore and Catonsville areas.

SkillsUSA is an organization that serves high school and college students who are preparing for careers in skilled technical and service occupations. The organization includes teachers and business professionals.

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