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Tech High students excel at SkillsUSA event

May 12, 2013
  • The Washington County Technical High School information-technology team, from left, Phillip McField, Peter Crampton and Brian Tew.
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Twelve students from Washington County Technical High School earned medals recently at the Maryland SkillsUSA competition in the Baltimore area.

A total of 45 Tech High students participated in technical and leadership contests.

The gold medal winners are eligible to compete at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo., June 24 to 28.

The teams earning gold medals:

The Career Pathways Showcase (engineering) team of Miriam Tasker, Alex Corapi and Owen Marx. The team’s presentation focuses on introducing engineering and STEM education to the community through elementary school students.

Career Pathways Showcase information-technology team of Brian Tew, Phillip McField and Peter Crampton.

The team’s presentation focused on promoting cyber security awareness by proving they can transmit, capture, use and display results of electromagnetic emissions from computer monitors.

Second-place winners:

Action skills: Rachel Furr

Collision repair: Daniel “Lee” Clark

Early childhood professions: Kristen Brown

Job skill demonstrations: Allison Staubs

Third-place winners:

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Collision repair: Brent Moyers

Prepared speech: Macayla Wiles

Tech High staff accompanying the students to the state competition included Principal Jeff Stouffer, lead adviser Marjorie Kellman, and advisers Nicole Potter, John Jones, Wayne Violet and Helen Tasker.

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