National Conference

SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
June 19-23, 2023

 The following Maryland Career and Technical Education (CTE) students placed in the national top ten at the 59th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), held for the first time in Atlanta, GA, June 20-25, 2022. Competing against 5,100 other state champions from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Maryland students brought home 15 national medals with half of the delegation placing in the top ten.

See SkillsUSA Maryland 2022 NLSC Recap Video: https://youtu.be/Q0SMjpYS-Vs

 

Congratulations to all student competitors! 

 

SkillsUSA Maryland National Top Ten Champions

 

Gold Medal

Graphic Communications

Julie Walsh: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

Graphic Imaging-Sublimation

Ava Halsey: Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County

Firefighting

Christopher McCann: Cecil County School of Technology – Cecil County

Medical Assisting

Leyda Cadena: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County

 

Silver Medal

Job Interview

Ashlynn Kidwell: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

Telecommunications Cabling

Brianna Melton: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

Principles of Engineering Technology

Matthew Beck: Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County

 

Bronze Medal

Career Pathways – Business, Management and Technology

John Nelson, Eve Patel, Michael Smith: Washington County Technical High School – Washington County

 

Community Action Project

Chris Ryan, Alyssa Wieland: Severna Park High School – Anne Arundel County

 

Promotional Bulletin Board

Tressa Pennington, Sarah Toth, Amanda Warehime: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

 

4th PlaceBasic Healthcare Skills

Jordan Bunting: Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County

 

4th PlaceEngineering Technology Design

Lilia Burkes, Fiona Hall, Brianna Rourke: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center –  

St. Mary’s County

 

4th PlaceNail Care

Zulema Esparza Omela: Thomas Edison High School of Technology – Montgomery County

 

5th PlaceCNC Turning Specialist

Jonathan Lombardo: Parkside High School CTE – Wicomico County

 

5th PlaceDigital Cinema Production

Hanna Sobieck, Tess Vaccarino: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

 

5th PlaceInternetworking

Joseph Viands: Center of Applied Technology South – Anne Arundel County

 

5th PlacePin Design

Cheyenne Durso-Hendricks: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

 

6th PlaceAmerican Spirit

Brianna Angelo, Jessica Beck, Miah Schwind: Worcester Technical High School – Worcester County

 

6th PlaceInformation Technology Services

Camille Van Erp: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

 

7th PlaceCyber Security

Ritwik Dobriyal, Adam Lederer: Thomas Edison High School of Technology – Montgomery County

 

7th PlaceEmployment Application Process

Jacklyn Miller: Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County

 

7th PlaceQuiz Bowl

Sophia Carpentier, Ishaan Chada, Blythe McCammon, Kelsey Njembu, James Olmsted, Nehemiah Strawberry, Yusra Umer: North Point High School for STI – Charles County

 

8th PlaceCNC Milling Specialist

Andrew King: Parkside High School CTE – Wicomico County

 

8th PlaceDental Assisting

Paris Hester: Center of Applied Technology South – Anne Arundel County

 

8th PlaceHeating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

Donald Haycraft: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County

 

8th PlaceMasonry

Jack Mueller: Carroll County Career and Technology Center – Carroll County

 

9th PlaceCareer Pathways – Industrial and Engineering Technology

Bradley Keriakos, Marshall Proctor, Seth Rape: Frederick County Career and Technology Center – Frederick County

 

9th PlaceCommercial sUAS Drone Demonstration

Teddy Bates, Bella Heckathorn: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

 

9th PlaceEarly Childhood Education

Ava Lewis: Washington County Technical High School – Washington County

 

10th PlaceComputer Programming

Gabriel Alleyne: North Point High School for STI – Charles County

10th Place Emergency Medical Technician Demonstration

Jenna Alberton, Brittney Bean: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center – St. Mary’s County

 

10th PlaceOpening and Closing Ceremonies

Khyla Boodoo, Alyssa Coriano, Sydney Henson, Reilly Miller, Ty Miller, Chioma Mortanya, Mylia Phipps: Severna Park High School – Anne Arundel County

 

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The SkillsUSA Maryland delegation heads to Atlanta, GA, June 
20-25, 2022, for the 58th annual National Leadership and Skills
Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education
students. More than 16,000 people including students, teachers,
business and industry partners from across the country are expected to
participate in the weeklong event.

 SkillsUSA Maryland delegation members will be arriving in Atlanta Monday (am or pm) June 20, 2022, in time to attend a mandatory orientation meeting at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel – meeting start time (tentatively 7 pm) and location in the hotel TBA. The Maryland delegation will be travelling home Saturday, June 25, 2022.

All 2022 State Championship Gold Medal winners will be joining the Maryland delegation competing at the NLSC.

The SkillsUSA Championships will be held on Wednesday and Thursday (June 22-23). More than 6,500 outstanding career and technical education students –– all state contest winners –– will compete hands-on in 108 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. Contests are planned and facilitated with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry. Leadership contestants will demonstrate skills including extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedure. The competitions will be open to the public.

Here’s some helpful information to learn more about the 2022 NLSC:

NLSC State Association Conference Guide

NLSC Condensed Conference Agenda

NLSC General Sessions (Opening, Recognition and Awards Ceremony)

NLSC Conference Attire

NLSC Official Conference Program

NLSC Delegate Program Guide

FedEx Shipping Instructions to Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Professional Development Test

Students participating in SkillsUSA national competitions must complete a professional development (PD) online test before the NLSC. PD test scores are included in competition individual score totals and can (and will) help determine medal winners and top ten rankings.  Students are strongly encouraged to review the study guide and sample test in preparation for the NLSC PD test.

NEW 5/25/22 – NLSC SkillsUSA PD Test and Resume Upload Instructions

SkillsUSA PD Test Study Guide_2022

SkillsUSA PD Test – 50 Sample Questions