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Tech High Students Perform Well at State SkillsUSA Competition

Posted April 18, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 17, 2019) – More than half of the Washington County Technical High School students who participated in last weekend’s Maryland SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Championships were medal winners. Students competed at several sites in the Baltimore area on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13. Of the 67 Tech High students who earned a trip to the state competition, 36 earned first, second or third place honors and are listed below:

  • 3D Visualization/Animation: Nicholas Neff and Nichola Maynard (Gold)
  • Barbering: Andrea Valerio (Gold); Skylar Patterson (Silver)
  • Basic Health Care Skills: Morgan Thompson (Bronze)
  • Carpentry: Brayden Crum (Silver)
  • Cosmetology: Sydney Yonker (Bronze)
  • Criminal Justice: Morgan Braithwaite (Gold)
  • Culinary Arts: Amanda Keller (Gold)
  • Customer Service: Caleb Gee (Gold)
  • Cyber Security: Ryan Jakoby and Aaryan Shah (Silver)
  • Engineering Technology/Design: Jeffrey Andrews, Tyler Adkins and David Greeley (Silver)
  • Firefighting: Dylan Esler (Gold); Christian Sherwood (Silver); Konrad Mongan (Bronze)
  • Interactive Application and Video Game Development: Eric Hesler and Jude Clark (Gold)
  • Nail Care: Jewel Rode (Silver)
  • Photography: Keenan Atkinson (Gold)
  • Quiz Bowl: Alexander Gwizdala, TaChe Blocker, James Lehman, Matthew Wilson and Hannah Chaney (Silver)

Over 1,200 students from across the state competed in 102 contest fields and those who won gold are eligible to attend SkillsUSA Nationals in June.

Tech High Principal Rodney Gayman said all of the students should be saluted. “Each student dedicates an impressive amount of time and energy to prepare for SkillsUSA and it shows in the results. It is another proving ground to show the progress they are making toward success in college and careers upon graduation.”