Forrest Center Students Win at 41st Annual State Skills USA Competition

April 23, 2014

SkillsUSAStudents from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center recently participated in the 41st Annual SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships which took place in the greater Baltimore area. The contests that Forrest Center students competed in were as varied as the program offerings at the center.

At the awards ceremony, forty-two Forrest Center students medaled. In addition to the medalists, one student was elected to state-wide office, two students were selected as National Voting Delegates and another student was selected as an Alternate National Voting Delegate. Results are as follows:

State Western Region Vice President: Josephine Stehling

National Voting Delegate: Grant Kelly and Nailah Jefferson

Alternate National Voting: Jordan Kleiber

3-D Visualization and Animation
Bronze Samantha Scott and Nicole Tomasic

First Aid/ CPR
Gold Syndney Currie
Silver Kaitlyn Nichols

TV/Video Production
Gold Kaitlyn Callendar and Charlie Trossbach

Job Interview
Bronze Kiara Bailey

Dental Assisting
Gold Josephine Stehling

Cabinetmaking
Bronze Garret Radcliff

Digital Cinema Production
Silver Grant Kelly and Michael Balazs

Nurse Assisting
Gold Amber Major

Medical Math
Silver Lauren Campbell

Community Action Project
Silver Aaron Kelly and Jeremy Shores
Bronze William Cusik and Justin Fowler

Diesel
Bronze Bice Trossback

Aviation Maintenance Technology
Gold Stephen Topolski
Silver Brian Griffith
Bronze Brandon Igo

Medical Assisting
Silver Olivia Morgan

Crime Scene Investigation
Silver Kevin Davies, Nicholas Gass and Brianna Hammett

Community Service
Silver Sarah Quade, Tim Rye and Mary Schmitt

Customer Service
Gold Peter Widmayer

Health KnowledgeBowl
Bronze Hayley Joel, Ryan Scalsky, Emily Moslener , Shelby Harold and Elizabeth Feist

Career Pathways Showcase
Gold Monique Dela Cruz, Vickie Waldron and Jenna Barry- Utzig

Commercial Baking
Silver Kelsey Willis

Audio Radio
Gold Kyle Coleman and Jeffrey Weber
Silver Jordan Kleiber and Jordan Norris

All gold medal winners are also qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference to be held in Kansas City, MO the week of June 24, 2013. The state officers and National Voting Delegates also attend the National Conference as part of the state’s leadership and participate in the national delegate assembly.

Fifteen Forrest Center students have the opportunity to represent the state of Maryland in Kansas City, Missouri this year. Fundraising efforts are currently underway. If you would like to donate toward the students’ trip, please contact the school at 301-475-0242 and ask for Mr. Eric Millham or Ms. Bonnie Skinner.

One Response to Forrest Center Students Win at 41st Annual State Skills USA Competition

  1. Anonymous on April 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    SkillsUSA – Champions at Work!!
    Congratulations to the student competitors and their teachers. Hard work pays off.