Students at Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring brought home the gold in several skills areas at the 2014 Maryland State SkillsUSA competition April 4 and 5 held at several Baltimore-area locations. Awards were presented at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
Gold medal winners from the Career Pathways, Architecture and Construction Cluster were Issac Gastelum, Jose Araujo and David Kim, carpentry. In Community Service gold medalists were Sara Pugh, restaurant management; Angelo DiPasquela, network operations; and Brandon On, graphics. Other gold medalists were in Extemporaneous Speaking: Rachelle Rosenbaum, interior design; Antonio Andalla, masonry; Valerie Felipe, medical career; Cindy Gomez, network operations internship; Loren Hersh, network operations; and Jocelyn Lazo and Alejandra Flores, cosmetology 3.
Silver Medalists were Michael Prebble, electricity 2; Tida Siribongkot, cosmetology 3; Jacob Erickkson, graphics; Adonis Corvoisier, network operations 2; and Javier Vilaseca and Justin Johnson, network operations.
Dari Daiz, cosmetology 3, earned a bronze medal.
The gold medalists will compete in the National SkillsUSA competition June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo.
Also representing Edison is Pornpim Phorntavewat, a junior at Northwood High School in Silver Spring and a student in the Restaurant Management Program at Edison. She was elected Maryland SkillsUSA State Reporter at the April competition. She will participate in the Officer Leadership Training at the National SkillsUSA competition.