Career and Technology Center students earn awards -- Gazette.Net


Twenty-two Career and Technology Center students from Frederick County Public Schools attended the SkillsUSA Maryland Fall Leadership Conference in Ocean City this month, according to a school system news release.

The students trained in team-building and professional organizational skills, including collaborative goal planning and implementation.

To earn the Maryland Statesman or Advanced Statesmen Award, each student was required to develop a professional portfolio and demonstrate competency in knowledge of the local, state and national organization.

The following students earned the Advanced Statesman Degree: Ashley Babyak of Brunswick High School; Andrew Bryan of Frederick High School; and Alison Dart of Catoctin High School.

The following students earned the Statesman Award: from Brunswick High School, Bethany Harrell and Cole Leach; from Catoctin High School, Sam Zanella; from Frederick High School, Yana Belenchuk, Shelby Smith and Yuri Villegas; from Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Alondra Herrera, Tabitha McGaha, Ellen Merlos and Cearrah Sherman; from Linganore High School, Krystal Knott and Kristi Senft; from Oakdale High School, Johanny Moreno; from Tuscarora High School, Vincent Pinzone; from Urbana High School, Paige Alexander and Gabriela Navarro; and from Walkersville High School Erica Adjei, Kaitlynn Johnson and Victoria Smith.

SkillsUSA activities contribute to student development through the National Program of Work, which provides professional development curriculum and activities, including community service, social and employment skills, championships, public relations and leadership training.

For more information, contact Career and Technology Center SkillsUSA adviser Martha Lowry at, or 240-236-8515.