The Criminal Justice Students at North Point High School have had an impressive start to the 2016 SkillsUSA Competitions. On February 6, the students competed in the Regional Competition at the Forrest Center in St. Mary’s County and came away with two first-place titles and one second-place title, qualifying the winners to compete at the State Competition in April.

In February, sixteen students from North Point competed against students from other Criminal Justice Programs in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties at the SkillsUSA Regional Competition. The competition was divided into two categories: Criminal Justice and Crime Scene Investigations.

During the Criminal Justice portion, students were challenged on an individual basis and were scored on how well they handled a traffic stop, report of a missing person, a disturbance call, and a written test. Senior Justin Arter won first place and Senior Matt Bowie placed second, qualifying both for the State Competition.

The Crime Scene Investigation portion of the competition consisted of three, three-man teams who were scored on their ability to process a crime scene. North Point students Dylan McCabe, Estefany Garcia, and Ethan Snider won first place, qualifying their team for the State Competition.

“Our Criminal Justice students’ commitment to the program throughout the school year is exemplified by their performance at these competitions,” said Master Corporal Rhett Calloway, who heads the Criminal Justice Program at North Point High School. “We look forward to them representing Charles County at the State Competition.”

“We are very proud of all of our Criminal Justice students and instructors, and their dedication to the program,” said Sheriff Troy Berry. “The students set a great example for their peers and their outstanding accomplishments at these competitions speak highly of our program.”

The 43rd Annual SkillsUSA Maryland Leadership and Skills Conference will take place on April 15-16 at North County High School near Glen Burnie, MD. Information about SkillsUSA and the competition can be found at

TOP: Michael Simms, North Point High School Principal, PFC Matthew Vanhorn, CPL Travis Yates, Brandon Rodriguez-Theodore, Francesca Bianco, William Sieger, Patricia Atkinson, Sheriff Troy Berry, Ethan Snider, Dylan McCabe, Estefany Garcia, Shawna McCarter-Dadzie, Nadia Corbett, Jabria Miles, M\CPL Rhett Calloway

BOTTOM: LT Charles Baker, Jakob Gammons, Eddie Vanover III, Justin Arter, Aidan Oakes, Matthew Bowie, CPT Kevin Barrows

Not pictured: Shanda Braxton

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

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