North Point Skills USA students place at national competition

North Point Skills USA students place at national competition

Thirteen North Point High School students placed in the national top 10 at the 49th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) held in Kansas City, Mo. last month. More than 6,000 career and technical education students and state contest winners competed in the event, which featured 84 different trade and technical leadership categories.

Gold, silver and bronze medals are presented to all first-, second-, and third-place winners in each category, and additional awards are handed out to students who finish in fourth through tenth place.

The following students earned first, second or third place:

  • Quiz Bowl category, silver medal, Team X: student members Alexander Corbin, 2013 graduate; Noah Gibson, senior; Gaston Lopez, 2013 graduate; Alyssa Moffat, 2013 graduate; Joel Rogers, junior; Ashlynn Stanley, senior; and Marie Sterba, 2013 graduate; and
  • Medical Math category, bronze medal, Kha-Ai Tran, 2013 graduate.

The following North Point students also placed in the Skills USA national top 10 in their categories:

  • Early Childhood Education category, sixth place, Kim McCloskey, 2013 graduate; and
  • Health Knowledge Bowl category, sixth place, team of students Camrie Hendking, senior; Quianita Miller, 2013 graduate; Asia Williams, senior; and David Williams, senior.

Skills USA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure a skilled work force. The organization serves more than 264,000 high school and college students, as well as professional members, nationwide.

The NLSC is a showcase of career and technical education students. Skills USA provides experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. The philosophy of the competition is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to train students for employer needs. The organization focuses on quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education and pride in the dignity of work.

For more information, visit the Skills USA Maryland website at

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

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