Career Center Students Earn Gold Medals at SkillsUSA A group of students representing different programs from the Arlington Career Center recently participated in the Northern Virginia SkillsUSA District 5 Competition at Edison Academy on February 5. The Arlington Career Center had 51 students compete in 13 contests and were awarded 87 medals. Students were awarded 60 gold, 21 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold Medalists Automotive Technology Kyree Payne; Dominique Maderal Instructor- Dale Winchell Auto Body Repair Brandon Hopson Instructor-Wilmer Castro Computer Graphics for the Web Rachel Jacobson; Allison Yee; Grant Lewis Instructor- John Woodhead Cosmetology Alan Barrera; Irvin Olivares-Monge; Tania Dobrescu; Catherine Klein; Iris Guzman-Benitez Instructors- Rosenia Peake & Desiree Alexander Culinary Arts David Price Instructor- Mike Natoli Early Childhood Education Brenda Quintanilla; Joanna Paniagua; Carolyn Worley; Selenalen Saplad; Tim Perales Instructor- Ruth Bilodeau Electricity Rodrigo Hernandez-Martinez; Alvaro Cruz-Morales; Jorge Cabrera-Sales; Edgar Montoya-Marquez; Ever Ordonez-Vasquez Instructor- Manny Sanchez Television Production- Nikolai Karamyshev- (4); Rachael Osborne- (4); Bryce Rusk- (4); Brian McTyre- (3); Ian Crovella- (2); Mohamed Muainudeen- (2); Kofi Roberts- (2); Fernando Rocha- (2); Laura Londono Iza- (2); Michael Schwartz- (2); Jhonathan Ostrander- (2); Flor De Maria Caceres-Godoy- (2); Carlos Arebalo Ramirez- (2); Santiago Cerquera Cabrera; Virginia Long; Alondra Duarte Pena; Brandon Mack; Christian Porter Instructor- Tom O’Day SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA serves teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. All of the Gold Medalists are eligible to compete in Fredericksburg for the SkillsUSA State Championships on April 15-16.