SkillsUSA Students Bring Home the Gold

SkillsUSA Students Bring Home the Gold
Posted on 06/26/2017
Worcester County students competed as part of Maryland’s SkillsUSA delegation brought home awards from the 52nd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), held in Louisville, KY, last week.

A team of the state’s most talented Career and Technology Education (CTE) high school students showcased their skills in 87 career and technical competitions. Demonstrating exemplary CTE training, Maryland students challenged 6,500 other student champions from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Maryland students competing in Basic Health Care Skills and Graphic Communications are officially among the best in the nation, returning with gold medals. Silver medals were awarded to students in Building Maintenance, Cabinetmaking, Early Childhood Education, Humanoid Robotics, Medical Terminology and Principles of Engineering and Technology. Bronze medals were awarded in Commercial Baking, Crime Scene Investigation, Dental Assisting, Health Knowledge Bowl, Interactive Application and Game Development and Promotional Bulletin Board.

SkillsUSA Maryland has a statewide membership of 5,000 high school students. Members have consistently demonstrated their expertise and professionalism while participating throughout the year in a variety of leadership and competitive conferences.

The Maryland State Department of Education, in cooperation with business, industry, and education partners, coordinates two annual statewide conferences to prepare students for this rigorous national competition.

Students from Worcester County Public Schools earned the following:

Noah Sent, Judah Morningstar and Dylan Arnold, Gold Medal – Team Engineering Challenge

Laila Mirza, Fourth Place – Prepared Speech
Laila was also elected as the 2017-2018 SkillsUSA National Parliamentarian.

Daniel Tyndall, Devin Mewborn and Julia Morris, Sixth Place - Crime Scene Investigation

Shawn Mitchell, Sixth Place - Major Appliance Repair

Makayla Zajdel, Samantha Stephan and Ivy Stearn, Sixth Place - CPS/Biology

Andrew Miller and Kaleb Schmucki, Seventh Place - Mobile Robotics

Trevor Moats, Seventh Place - Building Maintenance

Sierra Payne, Tenth Place - Medical Math