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Thursday, February 07, 2013

FCPS Students Excel at 2013 SkillsUSA District 5 Competition

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students won 39 first place awards in the 2013 SkillsUSA District 5 competition, held recently at Chantilly High School.

Winning first place awards were: Elizabeth Speidel of Chantilly Academy, Action Skills; Kyle Wright of Chantilly Academy, Automotive Refinishing Technology; Willow Ruud of Lake Braddock Secondary School, Automotive Service Technology; Bryan Jefferson of the Residential Construction Site, Carpentry; Jonathan Freitag, Alex Ramos, and Jonathan Redden of Edison Academy, Chapter Display; Kylie Makris, Alice Sanchez, and Kali Taylor of Chantilly Academy, Club Scrapbook; William Frye of Chantilly Academy, Collision Repair Technology; Nicole McKinnell of Chantilly Academy, Commercial Baking; Rania Beshara, Melissa Howell, and Ashlee Olsen of Chantilly Academy, Community Service; John Gallagher of Chantilly Academy, Computer Maintenance Technology; Mayra Maturano Garcia of Chantilly Academy, Cosmetology; Jennifer Loch, Joseph Rodriguez, and Joseph Van Wijngaarden of Falls Church High School, Crime Scene Investigation; Joshua Young of West Potomac Academy, Criminal Justice; Fredis Franco Hernandez of Edison Academy, Culinary Arts; Riham Gasmelsied of Stuart High School, Current Events; Stephen Barnett of Edison Academy, Customer Service; Armando Espejo Jimenez of Stuart High School, Employment Application Process; Victoria Gorospe, Somya Leskanich, Amber Patterson, and Monica Scholberg of Chantilly Academy, Entrepreneurship; Victoria Zimmerman of Chantilly Academy, Essay; Kelsi Steffensen of Chantilly Academy, Esthetics; Juliana Rosa of Chantilly Academy, Extemporaneous Speaking; Amelia Keller of Edison Academy, Food and Beverage Service; Catherine Beraud of Marshall Academy, Food Preparation Assistant; Scott Waters of South Lakes High School, Job Skill Demono scoretration; Sharareh Tafakori Aliabadi of Herndon High School, Job Skill Demono scoretration Open; Pakiza Naeem of Chantilly Academy, Nail Care Technology; Marlen Chavarria, Komal Ahuja, and Ferozan Nadri of Chantilly Academy, Occupational Display; Lorraine Becker of Chantilly Academy, Occupational Scrapbook; Perry Melat of Fairfax Academy, Photography; Ying-Jou Chu of Chantilly Academy, Poster; Juliana Rosa of Chantilly Academy, Prepared Speech; Farzana Haque, Jennifer Nghieu, and Alicia Wickert of Marshall Academy, Promotional Bulletin Board; Stephen Barnett, Josh Presley, Michael Hilton, Sean Giles, and Leigha Hammono of Edison Academy, Quiz Bowl; Tyler Gregory, Related Technical Math;  Cristian Jasso Ruiz of Edison Academy, Residential Wiring; Taylor Sides of Chantilly Academy, Spelling; Brian Umana of Edison Academy, State Pin Design; Ashton Lane of Edison Academy, State T-Shirt Design; and Mihika Dhyani of Chantilly Academy, Veterinary Assisting.

Complete results are available at

The top five finishers in each category qualify to advance to state competition, scheduled for April 19-20 in Roanoke.

Note: For more information, contact Chad Maclin at 571-423-4595 or