.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center had a record number of students join SkillsUSA this past year. A total of 33 students joined and 23 of these students earned the privilege of attending the State Leadership and Contests this past April 28-29 in Baltimore, MD. Overall, our school was well represented with students competing in 14 different contests. Six J.M. Tawes students were recognized as state medalists in three different contests; Masonry, Major Appliance Repair and Refrigeration, and Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship contest consisted of a team of four students from J.M. Tawes Business program; Nykeah Collins, Monae Fountain, Ashley Handy, and Kavan Styles. The Business instructor is Katharine Campbell, a first year teacher who led her team to win a Silver Medal. This team developed a complete business plan to open a clothing store in Somerset County which was presented to a panel of industry judges. Masonry student Biniam Tsighet placed third in the state; his instructor is Mr. Joe Webster. Edileberto Lovaton place third as well in Major Appliance Repair and Refrigeration, his instructor is Mr. Floyd Azbell.
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