Recognition for Outstanding CTE Students in Maryland SkillsUSA
Students from Parkside High CTE Excel in Maryland SkillsUSA Competition, Three Heading to Nationals
Posted on 05/12/2016

Wicomico County SkillsUSA students made an excellent showing at the Maryland SkillsUSA Championship, placing nine students in the top three of a number of skill contests. The three 1st place students will go on to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky this June, along with their instructors.

The Board of Education at its May 3 Awards & Recognitions Night presented certificates of achievement to Wicomico County’s 1st place winners and gold medalists, heading on to national competition:


Raul Moreira Rivera (Wicomico High), CNC Milling Specialist

Ethan Ames (Parkside High), CNC Technician

Carsten Bievenour (James M. Bennett High), Masonry

SkillsUSA Nationals 

The Maryland SkillsUSA competition held in April showcased Maryland’s best and brightest career and technology education students as they compete for medals, prizes, scholarships, state recognition, and the chance to continue on to national and even international competition. On June 20, three students from the Parkside Career and Technology Education Center will travel to Louisville to represent Wicomico County and the State of Maryland at the 52th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Contest. SkillsUSA is the student service organization for youth studying areas within career and technology education. 

It costs approximately $2,000 per person to send these students and three advisors to Louisville, KY. Students have worked hard and saved their money, but we have a long way to go to meet this financial obligation. A contribution from family and friends will allow hard working students the chance of a lifetime, to travel and to compete amongst the best in the nation. Donations may be made to Office of Career and Technology Education, 1015 Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury MD 21804. Please call 410-677-5144 for information.

SkillsUSA group

The Board of Education presented certificates of recognition to the following students who won bronze or silver medals in the Maryland SkillsUSA Championships:


2nd place silver medalists:

Zachery Reynolds (Wicomico High), CNC Milling Specialist

Joshua Laird (James M. Bennett High), Kalib Ehrisman (Parkside High) and Jonathan Osowiecki (Wicomico High), Welding Fabrication Team


3rd place bronze medalists:

Collin Baker (Parkside High), Plumbing

Aaron Davis (Parkside High), CNC Technician


Winners from this year’s local SkillsUSA competitions are listed below. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners from Wicomico’s CTE programs.


Automotive Technology: Eddie Merritt (Parkside), 1st; Cory Lewis (Parkside), 2nd; Russell Justice (Parkside), 3rd


Carpentry: Anthony Quintavalle (JMB), 1st


Collision Repair: Robert Brown (Parkside), 1st; Kelly Moore (Parkside), 2nd; Summer Ennis (Parkside), 3rd


Computer Repair & Networking: Carter Mason (Parkside), 1st; Corey Peek (Wicomico), 2nd; Nick Yerkes (Parkside), 3rd


Cosmetology – Hair: Karen Romero (JMB), 1st; Rosa Tello (JMB), 2nd; Jasmine Fuller (Wicomico), 3rd

Cosmetology – Makeup: Carly Webster (JMB), 1st; Taylor McClean (Wicomico), 2nd; G’Nea Briddell (Parkside), 3rd


Cosmetology – Aesthetics: Taylor McClean (Wicomico), model Katlyn Seitz (Wicomico)


Cosmetology – Nail Care: Hope Donophan (JMB), model Kyrah Sesler (JMB)

Criminal Justice: Casey Klaverweiden (Parkside), 1st; Breanne Hall (JMB), 2nd; Rheayonna Harmon (Wicomico), 3rd


Culinary Arts: Matthew Bowden (Parkside), 1st; Jordan Mills (JMB), 2nd


Early Childhood Education: Courtney Brown (Wicomico), 1st; Brooke Schtierman (Parkside), 2nd; Bethany Peterson (Parkside), 3rd


Health Occupations/Nursing Assisting: Sherline Virgil (Parkside), 1st; Olivia Blades (Parkside), 2nd; Megan Sutmiller (Mardela), 3rd


Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Deonte’ Cannon (Parkside), 1st; Noldy Joseph (Parkside), 2nd, Alex Garcia (JMB), 3rd


High Performance Manufacturing: Ethan Ames (Parkside), 1st (CNC Technician) Raul Moreira Rivera (Wicomico), 2nd (CNC Milling Specialist); Zachery Reynolds (Wicomico), 3rd (CNC Milling Specialist); Jamie Ashton (Parkside) (CNC Technician); Aaron Davis (Parkside) (CNC Technician)


Masonry: Carsten Bievenour (JMB), 1st; Dominick Jackson (JMB), 2nd; Jeremy Harrington (Parkside), 3rd


Nursing Assistant: Tanesha Mondestin (Wicomico), 1st (Medical Terminology); Nabria Milbourne (JMB), 2nd; Aaleeyah Smith (Parkside), 3rd (Medical Terminology); Sarah Cooper (Parkside), 3rd


Plumbing: Collin Baker (Parkside), Nicholas Kelley (Parkside)


Welding Fabrication Team: Joshua Laird (JMB), Kalib Ehrisman (Parkside), Jonathan Osowiecki (Wicomico)