CHS wins gold at SkillsUSA competition, junior high jumper sets new record

Cheltenham High School took home gold medals in three categories and advanced six students to April’s state championship during the SkillsUSA District competition.

The competition was held on January 18 at Bucks County Technical High School, January 26 at Montgomery County Community College, January 30 at North Montco Technical Career Center, January 24, February 6 and 7 at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center.

The quartet of Allied Health students Morgan Robinson, Soila Portnoy, Alissa Mosley-Brittingham and Maymouna Ndoye (pictured above) won the Health Occupational Knowledge Bowl; Veterinary Science student Tori Simmons took gold in the Job Demo Open category; and Wyatt Garofano, a Networking and Cybersecurity student, won the Internetworking competition.

Cheltenham Design, Photography and illustration student Marin Goldfarb took second in the Job Interview category. In the Opening and Closing oral presentation category, Merissa Bey (Design, Photography, and Illustration), Maxwell Rosado (Business and Technology Professional) and Cailyn Burdell-Williams (Allied Health) all took second place.

Bronze medals went to Chelsea Weeks (Cosmetology) in the Esthetics category; and Nelissa Bryan (Culinary Arts) in the Baking & Pastry Arts category.

In related news, junior Nate Hoffman (pictured above) set the school record and qualified for indoor states with a high jump of 6’3″ at Saturday’s Pennsylvania Track Carnival at Lehigh.

The 4x200M relay of Jordan Grady, Terron Farmer, Hoffman and Josh Herard finished first and qualified for indoor states in 1:34.16.

At the Last Chance Meet at Lehigh on Friday, Herard took second in 8.44 and qualified for indoor states in the 60M high hurdles, and Kameron Mack took fourth in 23.24 in the 200M to qualify for the Meet of Champions.

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Photos: CSD