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Tech High Competes at SkillsUSA Maryland!

Posted April 16, 2018

Tech High Brings Home 36 Medals!

The Washington County Technical High School represented Washington County well at the Maryland SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Championships. On Friday evening and Saturday (April 13th and 14th) in several competition sites around the Baltimore area, our 67 students were among the over 1200 registered attendees. They were competing for state championships in 102 contest fields in the hopes of being able to move on to the SkillsUSA Nationals in June.

Of the 67 students registered, 36 brought top place medals home to Washington County! Of the first, second and third place medal winners, the Gold medal winners will be eligible to attend the National competitions and compete not only for Washington County, but also the State of Maryland! The Awards Ceremony held at the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore was buzzing with high school students from all counties in Maryland on Saturday evening as the medals were handed out.

Marjorie Kellman, Lead Advisor for Washington County Technical High School, was named the Region 6 advisor of the year and then from the 6 regions in Maryland was named Advisor of the Year for the State of Maryland! She teaches in the Academy of Health Professions at Tech High. Mrs. Kellman was also chosen by the SkillsUSA Board of Directors as a finalist for the National SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year. She is one of 5 finalists for this national honor and the winner will be announced at the National Leadership and Skills Championships in June.

The students who attended the championships were all champions in the eyes of their instructors at Tech High. Many had competed at the regional contests in February in order to be able to compete at the state level. Many instructors and parents waited for news as their students competed and many also attended the Awards Ceremony to cheer for all of their students including Principal Gayman and Assistant Principal Buhrman. Some students excitedly “facetimed” teachers who were unable to attend, to show off their medals!

The First (Gold), Second (Silver) and Third (Bronze) place medal winners are as follows (listed in the order presented at the ceremony):

Related Technical Math: Claudia Tolley, Bronze Medal

Early Childhood Education: Katie Hardy, Gold Medal

Electrical Construction Wiring: Ryan Robertson, Gold Medal

Crime Scene Investigation: team of Jodi Bentz, Jordan Kimble and Alisha Smith: Gold Medal, team of Jessica Monn, Breanna Hose and Karissa Schisler: Silver Medal, team of Sara Sutton, Autumn Stone and Taylor Rudisill: Bronze Medal

Extemporaneous Speech: Erin Helman, Bronze Medal

Customer Service: Robert Resh, Silver Medal

Career Pathways Showcase, Arts: team of Caleb Gee, Stephen Smith and Leah Lindsay, Gold Medal

3D Visualization/Animation: team of Nicholas Neff and Timothy Foster, Bronze Medal

Collision Repair: Hailee Wilson, Silver Medal

Criminal Justice: Morgan Braithwaite, Silver Medal, Daniel Rodriguez, Bronze Medal

Prepared Speech: Samantha Hicks, Bronze Medal

Basic Health Care Skills: Morgan Thompson, Silver Medal

Career Pathways Showcase, Marketing: team of Christopher Trovinger, Dylan McGill and Maliek Fuller-Williamson, Gold Medal

Photography: Saylor Doub, Silver Medal

Angeline Johnson, Bronze Medal

Culinary Arts: Amanda Keller, Bronze Medal

Quiz Bowl: team of Alexander Gwizdala, Jacob Carder, Imani Kayeye, TaChe` Blocker, Gabr