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October 31, 2011
On Sept. 29, the 2011-12 SkillsUSA officers were installed into their elected offices at Washington County Technical High School as family and friends looked on. Each officer-elect presented a piece of the SkillsUSA emblem that corresponded with their role, then lit candles to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible examples for Tech High.   Marjorie Kellman, lead adviser, installed each officer with the assistance of Ashley Giffin, past secretary and student adviser to the board.
NEWS
May 24, 2010
Members of SkillsUSA at Washington County Technical High School presented the Humane Society of Washington County's Executive Director Paul Miller with $675 that was raised at the second annual Cinderella's Closet fundraiser March 5. The event helped homeless animals while providing low-cost prom dresses. A large number of dresses, shoes and accessories were donated for the fundraiser. Along with gowns and cocktail dresses, two wedding dresses were donated at this year's event.
NEWS
February 16, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- About 250 Pennsylvania high school students arrived at the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center on Monday for the SkillsUSA competition it was hosting. Those placing first in their categories during the district competition will move on to the state championships in Hershey, Pa., in April. One hundred judges evaluated contests like commercial baking, masonry, cosmetology and graphic communications. Most Franklin County students competed earlier at Lancaster County Career & Technology Center because they could not be judged at their home school.
NEWS
August 4, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Hannah Brown, a senior this fall at Middletown (Md.) High School, recently competed in the SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Mo. Hannah placed first in the state in the Nursing Assisting competition, representing the Frederick County Career & Technology Center. She then went to the national competition in Kansas City, where she placed sixth in the Nursing Assisting competition. In addition to being an honors student at Middletown High School, Hannah attends the Frederick County Career & Technology Center, where she has completed the Professional Health Careers program, the Fundamentals of Nursing program, and has been accepted into the Biomedical Technologies program for this coming school year.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail. com | March 26, 2011
Rodney Merchant could not have imagined when he graduated as a machinist in 1974 that one day he'd be back in the same classroom machine shop judging a statewide precision machine competition. But on Saturday, Merchant was back at James Rumsey Technical Institute, this time looking over the shoulders of five high school students competing in the 2011 SkillsUSA competition. Merchant, 55, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and his students were among more than 600 high school and adult student contestants in Hedgesville this weekend competing in nearly 40 career courses, said Vicki Jenkins, director of the regional technical school on W.Va.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 7, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A local high school graduate recently claimed first-place honors in a national competition that tested her food and beverage service skills. Erica Conrad, 18, of Williamsport, graduated last month from Washington County Technical High School. Late last month, she took first place in the SkillsUSA competition in her category. Her former principal, Jeff Stouffer, said it is the first time a local student has taken the top prize at the event. Clutching her other prize last week, a gold medal, Erica said she was excited over her win. Erica won first place in the regional and state competitions in order to advance to the national contest, which was held recently in Kansas City.
NEWS
December 21, 2009
Washington County Technical High School named Hannah Leizear and Ivan Zanko as Students of the Month for December. Hannah is enrolled in multimedia and graphic design, Advanced Placement U.S. history, Advanced Placement literature and is the editor of the yearbook. Hannah has a 3.70 GPA and is a SkillsUSA representative. Last year, she was the SkillsUSA historian. As a student at Clear Spring High School, she has been involved in the History Club for three years. She is a member of the varsity softball team and was named First Team All County.
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By DON AINES | July 3, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- Last week, Emily Gloss gave a speech and demonstration at the SkillsUSA competition that won her a national championship, not bad for a woman who could not speak at all as a child. "I didn't start talking until I was probably 5 years old," said Gloss, a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and the Franklin County Career and Technology Center. That prompted her parents, William and Sheila, to take her to an Easter Seals speech therapy program, she said.
NEWS
June 17, 2007
Lullaby Lu Nursery SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Lullaby Lu, which for three years sold children's apparel and baby gifts, has expended to include furniture, bedding, and nursery dcor. Initial furniture offerings in the Shepherdstown store are from Bratt Decor, along with bedding and dcor by Serena and Lily, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Sweet Kyla and BeBe Star. The store's emphasis will be on items for children as old as 24 months, but some of the cribs convert to toddler beds that can grow with children.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | October 30, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com The eight elegantly dressed young women and the adult standing in for an absent contestant had unwrapped the identical boxes and for a moment on Friday night, no one seemed to be sure who the winner was. Then a giggle erupted, another moment went by, and someone said it was Bobbie, as in Bobbie Jay Miller, this year's Alsatia Mummers' Parade queen. Whomever unwraps a box to discover a gold pendant, rather than a silver one, is crowned queen.
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EDUCATION
July 10, 2013
Washington County Technical High School's three-member team won a silver medal in the Career Pathways Showcase - Business, Management and Technology  category at the recent National SkillsUSA Competition in Kansas City, Mo. Phillip McField, Brian Tew and Peter Crampton earned second-place honors for their presentation on the theme, cybersecurity. The team successfully used the electromagnetic radiation from one monitor screen and captured it for display on another screen. Scoring criteria includes demonstration and evidence of technical skill, quality of presentation, integration of business and industry, community value and overall effect.
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EDUCATION
May 12, 2013
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.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2012
More than 600 students from 28 West Virginia technical high schools used their skills to compete against each other Friday and Saturday at the 42nd annual West Virginia SkillsUSA Conference at James Rumsey Technical Institute. The students competed against each other in job training programs including carpentry, welding, auto mechanics, culinary arts, commercial baking, criminal justice, firefighting, diesel repair, job interviewing, speaking, aesthetics, job interviewing and leadership skills.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | February 13, 2012
Downstairs, hammers were pounding and drills were whirring. Upstairs, brushes were teasing and hair products were spraying. Throughout Washington County Technical High School, students were working and clocks were ticking. More than 150 students competed Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Western Maryland Regional SkillsUSA competition. The region includes Washington, Frederick, Allegany and Garrett counties. Washington County Technical High School Principal Jeff Stouffer said SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit partnership of students, teachers and industry leaders with a goal of ensuring that America has a skilled work force.
EDUCATION
December 26, 2011
Washington County Technical High School's SkillsUSA officers participated in a fall leadership conference at Ocean City last month. The conference at the Carousel Resort Hotel focused on leadership at school, work and in communities. Marjorie Kellman, Tech High's Skills-USA adviser was one of the presenters. From Tech High, Lauren Barber, Zoe Garcia, Daphne Bryant, Jimmie Presgraves, Brenna Bailey, Ciera Redifer, Stephanie Larrick and Meghan Blair earned their Statesman Awards. Ashley Giffin earned her Advanced Statesman Award.
EDUCATION
October 31, 2011
On Sept. 29, the 2011-12 SkillsUSA officers were installed into their elected offices at Washington County Technical High School as family and friends looked on. Each officer-elect presented a piece of the SkillsUSA emblem that corresponded with their role, then lit candles to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible examples for Tech High.   Marjorie Kellman, lead adviser, installed each officer with the assistance of Ashley Giffin, past secretary and student adviser to the board.
NEWS
July 6, 2011
Kevin Sokol of Hagerstown, a student at Washington County Technical High School, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in commercial baking at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Industry leaders representing more than 1,100 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized students for their demonstrated excellence in 94 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail. com | March 26, 2011
Rodney Merchant could not have imagined when he graduated as a machinist in 1974 that one day he'd be back in the same classroom machine shop judging a statewide precision machine competition. But on Saturday, Merchant was back at James Rumsey Technical Institute, this time looking over the shoulders of five high school students competing in the 2011 SkillsUSA competition. Merchant, 55, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and his students were among more than 600 high school and adult student contestants in Hedgesville this weekend competing in nearly 40 career courses, said Vicki Jenkins, director of the regional technical school on W.Va.
EDUCATION
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)
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