Students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center recently competed in the SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships held in Catonsville and Glen Burnie. Twenty-five of the 79 students representing St. Mary’s County Public Schools received medals. The following students were awarded medals:
Advertising Design – Melanie Dyson, 3rd place
Audio Production – Ashley Lindsey & Cari Lawrence, 1st Place Team
Audio Production – Ryan Hall & Adam Sickle, 2nd Place Team
Aviation Maintenance Technology – Ben Luffey, 1st place
Aviation Maintenance Technology – Matt Spalding, 2nd place
Aviation Maintenance Technology – Chris Roth, 3rd place
Broadcast News Production  – Brittany Cassini, Danny Longoria, Erik
 Miller, and Tyler Cox, 2nd Place Team
Carpentry – Jared Garcia, 3rd place
CNC Milling – Alex Lommel, 1st place
CNC Milling- Thomas Raley, 3rd
CNC Turning – Dante Johnson, 2nd place
CNC Turning – Garrett Groeger, 3rd place
Criminal Justice – Ryan Selph, 1st place
Health Occupations Professional Portfolio – Katie Cashman, 3rd place
Job Interview – Jelissa Bush, 2nd place
Technical Drafting – Kevin Elliott, 2nd place
Television (Video) Production – Eric Sivertsen & Joe Rongione, 2nd Place
Video Product Development – Holden Boyles & Timothy Menard, 1st Place

 In addition, two Forrest Center students were elected as SkillsUSA state officers. Matthew Hale was elected as the Parliamentarian and Casi Chisholm was elected as the Reporter. Student Kaitlin Russell was elected as a National Voting Delegate to represent Maryland at the national conference.

The first place medalists will be traveling to Kansas City, MO, to attend the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference during the last week in June. State officers will be attending the national conference and participating in Officer 101 training. The National Voting Delegate will represent Maryland during all business meetings conducted at the National Conference.