2014 In Review

Habitat The CATN Construction Department

partnered with Habitat for Humanities this year to renovate a home in Severn.

On Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m., Habitat Chesapeake and its West County Partners held a ribbon-cutting celebration and key ceremony in the Anne Arundel County neighborhood of Stillmeadows in Severn, Maryland for new homeowner Velma Dorsey.


SkillsUSA Appreciation Dinner

The annual SkillsUSA Student Appreciation Dinner was held on Tuesday, May 20th at CAT-North. Teachers and Culinary and Baking students prepared dinner for the 2014 SkillsUSA regional and state competitors and trophies were awarded. You can view pictures of the evening in our photo album.


CATN Medals!


This year marked the 41st Annual Maryland SkillsUSA State Skills Championships. This exciting event showcased Maryland’s best and brightest career and technology education (CTE) students.

The following CATN students placed first, second, and third: See More…


The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

Chef Ambassador’s Facilitate “Teaching With The CIA” at the Center of Applied Technology North on May 13, 2014

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A unique opportunity was afforded the Culinary Arts/Baking & Pastry that attend CAT North and CAT South on Tuesday, May 13, as part of “Teaching with the CIA” day. Close to 60 Anne Arundel County Public School high school students interested in the countless and diverse professions within the food world watch 3 CIA Chef Ambassadors describe the ingredients and participate in demonstrations of cooking methods as part of the “Out Of Africa” program focus.

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Student Recognition Program


The CAT-North Student Recognition Program was held Wednesday May 28th. Awards for classroom excellence and monetary awards were give to the following students: (See more…)

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Tim Tooten Visits CAT-North!

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Dr. Tim Tooten visited CAT-North Thursday May 22nd, to interview students about how CAT-North has helped them toward their career goals. What, you missed the segment? Click here to hear what our students had to say!


Cisco Networking Academy

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April 5th, 2014

 Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders competitions utilize Cisco’s Web 2.0 technologies to create an interactive networking skills contest that enhances classroom learning, unites students from across the world, and promotes further technology education and training. For more information go to: www.academynetriders.com

I Passed My CCENT!

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This certification validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. Students have to take the ICND1 exam with a minimum score of 804 to be certified.

For more information go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/entry/ccent/index.html

 Maryland CTE 

Maryland redesigned its CTE program a dozen years ago to prepare students for the 21st Century’s global economy and its rapidly changing workforce needs. Take a look at these new videos: Maryland’s STEM-CTE Programs of Study and Maryland’s Transportation Technology Programs of Study to see and hear how Maryland and CAT-North are preparing our students for the future.

The National Honor Society Inductees

Congratulations to: Janel Adkins, Ariana Aragon, Stephanie Armiger, Cierra Audet, Kyle Castle, Isaiah Christopher, Patrick Jenson, Jacob, Odeh, Sierra Patterson, Emma Rainey, Nicholas Say, Shane Severe, and Josephine Wolfe. 

Scholarships for Scholars Awarded

Scholarships for Scholars, Inc., was established by the superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 1983 for the purpose of awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors scholars who are county residents attending public and accredited private high schools in Anne Arundel County.

Congratulations to:

Jacob M. Keller who has displayed enthusiasm for the trades and worked to master their basic principles.  He has a keen interest in Precision Machining, Electricity, and HVAC.  He is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society.

Mariah K. Bechtel is awarded the James Martin Rice Scholarship based on her strong dedication to the field of Cosmetology. Mariah is presently a level-3 Cosmetology student and is preparing to take her state board of Cosmetology next month.

Click here to view pictures in our Photo Gallery!


Maryland State SkillsUSA Competition


This year marked the 41st Annual Maryland SkillsUSA State Skills Championships.  The contest were hosted by the Center of Applied Technology North, Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, AACO Fire Department, AACO Community Television Channel 98, North County High School, Earlbeck Gases & Technologies, Printing Specialist Corporation, Stevenson University, and Stratford University.  This exciting event showcased Maryland’s best and brightest career and technology education (CTE) students.

The following CATN students placed first, second, and third:



Gold Medal Winners

Noraima Aponte – Action Skills
Chandler Kerr – Graphic Communications
Eduardo Mallea – Motorcycle Service Technology
Sierra Patterson – Job Skills Demonstration Open
Matt Sears – Collision Repair
Ryan Tauber – Industrial Motor Control

SILVER MEDALSilver Medal Winners

Nathaniel Dlugonski – Plumbing
Garrett Funk – Carpentry
Tyree Jackson – Action Skills Demo
Gabrielle McCoy-Knight – Culinary Arts
Thomas Prigg – Job Skills Demonstration A

BRONZE MEDALBronze Medal Winners

Ariana Aragon – Prepared Speech
Vincent Dunbar – Restaurant Service
Riley McComas – Job Skills Demonstration Open
Nicholas Milwicz – Plumbing
Rob Rowe – Advertising Design
Clayton Winter – Welding Sculpture
Josie Wolf – Commercial Baking
Paul Woods – Industrial Motor Control

Those students who placed first are eligible to participate in the National SkillsUSA Championships held June 23-27 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Please join us in congratulating all students who participated.  We think all of our students are winners!


CAT-North takes Gold and Silver in SkillsUSA Nationals!

The SkillsUSA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.

The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.

This year CATN had two winners in the SkillsUSA National Competition held in Kansas City June 23rd-27th.

Congratulation to Gold Medalist in the Graphic Communications Competition, Chandler Kerr, and Silver Medalist in the Action Skills Competition, Tyree Jackson!

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