Nine students from Anne Arundel and Calvert County public schools placed in the top 10 in the National Leadership and Skills Converence recently.
Three Anne Arundel County Public Pchool students earned silver medals, one earned a bronze medal, and one finished fifth in their respective categories at the 48th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City. In addition three Calvert County Public School students finished in seventh place and one finished in 10th place at the same conference.
The conference allows students to showcase their Career Technology Education training in more than 75 events that draw a combined 6,000 participants from across the nation.
The following county students, all of whom attend the Center of Applied Technology North in Severn, finished in the top five at the national event:
• Michael Hawkins, silver medal, Action Skills
• Richard Brewer, silver medal, Graphic Communication
• Jacob Vitek, silver medal, Industrial Motor Control
• James Johnson, bronze medal, Collision Repair Technology
• Eddie Parsons, fifth place, Automotive Refinishing Technology
In seventh place for Crime Scene Investigation were AJ Dantos, Kayla LaPorte and Amber McDonald, of Calvert Career and Technology Academy in Calvert County.
In 10th place for Firefighting was Philip Ward, Calvert Career and Technology Academy – Calvert County
Local students earned their way to the national event through placing first in Maryland’s SkillsUSA competition earlier this year.