Skills USA, FBLA State Winners; Mountain Ridge State Champs; Retirees Honored; Tech Award Received
The Allegany County Board of Education recognized several students, teams, and staff members for various honors at their June 12, 2012, school board meeting. Among those being acknowledged were Skills USA and FBLA state winners, 2011-2012 ACPS retirees, Mountain Ridge High School’s State Champion softball and baseball teams, and the school system’s IT department for earning a technology award.
Students from Allegany High School and the Career Center were successful in placing first, second or third by demonstrating academic knowledge and advanced skills in business and computer-related events at the state Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition. The students recognized were as follows: (Allegany) Garrett Barnett, 1st place Personal Finance; Corey Knipple, 1st place Word Processing II; Wesley Corbin-Pein, 1st place Spreadsheet Applications; Johnny Lawrence, 1st place Computer Games and Simulation Programming; Evan McIntyre, 2nd place Job Interview; Shelby Powell and Amanda Geiger, 2nd place team Desktop Publishing; Jeremy Bridges and Matthew Mines, 3rd place team Business Ethics; and Tysen Ott, 3rd place Accounting I; (Career Center) Kylia Hall, 1st place Computer Applications; Kyle Siemer, 1st place Computer Problem-Solving; Cheyanne Allison and Tammy Miller, 1st place team Desktop Publishing; and Craig Bamel, 1st place Networking Concepts.
Additionally, eleven more students from the Career Center were recognized for placing first, second or third in the state Skills USA competition. The students are as follows: Alison Drew, 1st place Basic Health Care; Sandie Narvaez, 1st place T-Shirt Design; Kaitlyn Connor – 2nd place Screen Printing; Sadie Diehl and Alyson Moore, 2nd place Promotional Bulletin Board; Michael Thomas, 2nd place Sheet Metal; Alvin Boggs, Daniel Robinette, Coy Smith and Alex Parker, 2nd place Team Works; and Shane Walker, 3rd place Cabinet Making.
The Mountain Ridge High School Miner’s baseball and softball teams were honored at the school board meeting for becoming state champions. The Lady Miners defeated Mardela 4-3 to win the state title. The girls finished the season with a 23-0 record. The Miners baseball team followed suit by defeating St. Michaels 2-1 for their state title.
The school board members also recognized 33 school system employees as 2011-2012 retirees whose lengths of service ranged from eight to 45 years.
Finally, in cooperation with Follett/X2 Development Corporation and the University of Maryland, Allegany County Public Schools developed an Online Transcript Submission Tool that provides high school counselors a method to send electronic transcripts to universities and community colleges across the nation who have established an electronic data interchange with the University of Maryland. Currently, there are over 180 participating schools. Follett systems has now incorporated this new module as an integral part of the ASPEN student information system for all of their customers.