2021 SkillsUSA Maryland State Competition

Posted by Melvin Edwards on 5/6/2021

The Centers of Applied Technology participated in the SkillsUSA Maryland Championship. The SkillsUSA Maryland State Championship offers state-level competitions for high school student members enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Due to the pandemic, the conference was held virtually this year.

We are pleased to report our students earned 4 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze medal, a total of 9 medals. Also deserving of recognition is Mrs. Robin Mearman, Cisco Teacher was recognized as the Maryland State SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year.


Congratulations to the following medalists:


Student                                   Place                            Contest                                    Home School

Zachary Crespo                       First                             Cyber Security                        Northeast

Andrew Fitzurka                     First                             Cyber Security                        Arundel

Anthony Steele                       First                             Diesel                                      Chesapeake

Zachary Little                         Second                        Diesel                                      Chesapeake

Connor Pierzchalski                Third                           Diesel                                      Chesapeake

Emma Mason                          Second                      Graphic Communication         Chesapeake

Sadie Golden                          Second                      Medical Terminology              Chesapeake

Sarah Saxon                            First                          Dental Assisting                      Broadneck

Amelia Youngkin                   Second                        Dental Assisting                      South River


Each year, the State Championship showcases more than 1,000 Maryland CTE students who compete in over 90 skilled, occupationally related, and leadership events. The 1st place winners qualify to represent Maryland at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). This conference showcases the best career and technical education students in the country.