Calvert County Public School Students Shine in Regional Skills USA Contest

Group photo of Calvert County Public Schools medalists

Prince Frederick —The Southern Maryland Skills USA Regional Contest, hosted by Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center on February 11, 2023, is a contest for Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the Calvert Career and Technology Academy of Calvert County Public Schools. students competed. Students from Charles County and St. Mary County.

Calvert County Public Schools students won 13 gold, 9 silver and 11 bronze medals in 25 competitions. The student who wins a gold, silver, or bronze medal will each represent her CTE program at the SkillsUSA Maryland Leadership and Skills Conference in Ann Arundel County in March.

Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Townsell said: “Their great success is the result of the hard work of the student and the dedication of his CTE teachers and staff.”

Jamison White competes in internetworking
Jamison White competes in internetworking

SkillsUSA competitions help showcase CTE students, engage industry professionals to assess student performance, and train students for the workforce.

The contest’s philosophy is to reward outstanding students, involve industry in directly evaluating student performance, and train students for employers’ needs and future career goals.

Matthew Bowie Competes for Nurse Assistant
Matthew Bowie Competes for Nurse Assistant

Several local businesses and organizations offered prizes to winners and competitors. The Sheet Metal Air Rail & Transportation (SMART) Local 100 will provide shirts, glasses and gloves for all HVAC, sheet metal and plumbing competitors, plus a $25.00 gift card to Lowes for all competitors. bottom.

Additional gift cards were also given out to the top three finishers in each competition. The Calvert Health Foundation also provided $1870 to sponsor local and state competition costs for all Academy of Health Professions students.

Angel Guzman competes in automotive service technology
Angel Guzman competes in automotive service technology

The following Calvert County Public Schools students were placed at the 2023 Southern Maryland Skill USA Regional Event.

Automobile maintenance and minor repairs

Money – Thomas Marshall

automotive service technology

Money – Angel Guzman

baking and pastry art

Silver – Tanner Eaton


Bronze – Nathaniel Milliken

crime scene investigation

(3 person team)

Bronze – Amber Brown, Breanna Doyle, Emma Hall


Money – Aldi Paau Pasahuela Silver – Lacey Hancock Bronze – Casey Bowen

culinary art

Money – Jacob Adamson Silver – Amy Ontoko Bronze – Quinn Malloyt

digital cinema production

(2 person team)

Money – Levi Myers & Tori McCreary Bronze – Sam Hall & Blake Hill

emergency medical technician

(2 person team)

Money – Caroline Robinson & Travis Winston Bronze – Hunter King & Cary Weems

fire fighting

Money – Riley Krykowski Silver – Cody Davenport Bronze – Nicholas Boswell


Money – William Walton Silver – Jeffrey Wink Bronze – Connor Finnegan

Nursing aid

Money – Avery Lewis Bronze – Matthew Bowie

photo shoot

Money – Nathan Koston Silver – waylon trigger Bronze – Charles Smith


Money – Robert Phipps Silver – home appliance warp

sheet metal

Money – Luke Stevens Silver – Nathan Laguimoliere Bronze – Austin Claus


(4 person team)

Money – Mason Kidwell, Logan Kinner, Gabriella Mejia Moran, Tyler Smith

Silver – Cameron Bowen, Kira Pa’u, Andrew Righton, & Ashley Zachary

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to secure a skilled workforce. The organization serves her over 300,000 high school and college students, as well as professional members nationwide. As part of the SkillsUSA program, students gain experience in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character building. The organization focuses on quality of work, high ethical standards, excellent work skills, lifelong education and pride in the dignity of work.

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