Six Thomas Edison High School of Technology students were awarded gold medals at the annual Maryland State SkillsUSA awards ceremony on March 27 held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Edison’s individual gold medal winners were Juan Cabal, Medical Math; Anna Genova, Pin Design; and Colin Shea, Technical Computer Applications. Winning gold in Community Service were team members Sonia Garcia, Jahmas Hamilton, and Melissa Linsao.
All Edison gold medalists will compete at the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Missouri, during the week of June 21–25.
A total of 68 Edison students competed in 29 of the state events. In addition to the six gold medal winners, 19 Edison students won silver and bronze medals.
Second Place, Silver Medalists
Wendy Ayala Basic Health Skills
Danny Maselko Computer Maintenance
Alex Curtin Customer Service
Peter Schmidt Extemporaneous Speaking
Dawn Clark Health Knowledge Bowl
Kristen Hutchinson Health Knowledge Bowl
Sonali Weerasinghe Health Knowledge Bowl
Kate Wright Health Knowledge Bowl
Patricia Linares Job Interview
Connor O’Brien Job Skills Demo Open
Sindy Giron Nail Care
Maddie Crow Pin Design
Third Place, Bronze Medalists
Camila Munoz Carpentry
Jonathan Jean-Baptiste Extemporaneous Speaking
Jade Williams Job Skills Demo Open
Rebecca Guglielmini Nail Care
Bruktawit Ketema Nursing Assistant
Jeffrey Moberly Related Technical Math
Brooke Macklin Technical Computer Application
SkillsUSA championships begin locally and competition continues at the regional, state and national levels. The SkillsUSA Championships reward students for excellence, involve industry in directly evaluating student performance, and focus training relevant to employers’ needs. The national competition brings together more than 5,500 students to demonstrate their ability in 92 skills areas.