AACPS: 14 students in vocational and technological training finish in the top 3 in the regional SkillsUSA competition

Eight Career and Technology Education students from Anne Arundel County Public Schools won their respective categories, four others finished second, and two others placed third at the recent SkillsUSA Region 3 Championships, earning the right to compete in the next skills competition. ‘State.

The following AACPS students won their respective categories:

  • Santino Battista, CAT-North, Automotive Service Technology (1st place tied)
  • Aidan Gregg, CAT-North, Automotive Service Technology (tie for first place)
  • Jacob Penn, CAT-South, Automotive Service Technology (tie for first place)
  • Dominic DeMaio, CAT-South, Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Ethan Frost, CAT-North, Culinary Arts
  • Maggie Galindo, CAT-North, Technical Computing Applications
  • Samantha Houser, CAT-South, Cosmetology
  • Aiden Michael, CAT-North, Welding

The following AACPS students placed second in their respective categories:

  • Aidan Catterton, CAT-North, Culinary Arts
  • Cole Graziano, CAT-South, Welding
  • Tyler Knox, CAT-South, Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Emma Lee Pennington, CAT-North, Cosmetology

The following AACPS students placed third in their respective categories:

  • Nash Sietz, CAT-North, Welding
  • Joshua Taylor, CAT-North, Electrical Construction Wiring

The above students will be joined by others from the North and South County Applied Technology Centers whose categories were not included in the April 1-2 SkillsUSA Maryland State Competition regional competition. Students who place first in the state competition will advance to 57and Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, scheduled for June 20-24 in Atlanta, Georgia.