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You Are Invited To CATN’s
Annual Open House
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet our Instructors, Staff and Business Partners
View Trade Displays Purchase Fabulous Baked Goods
See ‘The School That Works’ in action!
Two Generations Alumni
Two generations alumni of the Diesel Power Technology Program at Center of Applied Technology North, Father William Hild and Son Ben Hild, attended the Spring Diesel Program Advisory Committee Meeting. William Hild is the owner of Hild’s Marine Service located in Pasadena, Maryland. Ben Hild is a technician for the business.
The primary purpose of the local program advisory committee is to assist educators in establishing, operating, and evaluating programs which serve the needs of students, business and industry, and to provide expertise pertaining to technological change. Both father and son provided valuable input on the marine trades industry. Hild’s Marine Service also employed a Level 1 Diesel student Landis Thompson over the summer. This introduced Landis to the Marine Trades Industry and allowed him to gain valuable skills.
Hild’s Marine Service is a locally owned and operated Marine Engine Repair Provider that specializes in most makes and models of motor yachts and pleasure craft. The company was first established in 1988 and has built a solid reputation for itself based on the consistent ability to deliver complete satisfaction for the needs of each customer which with they work .
Canned Food Drive
Harvest for the Hungry
Did you Know?? One-third of the people served by food donations are children!
Bring in as many non-perishable food items as you can (no glass), such as:
Canned Meat, Ham & Chicken Oatmeal Infant Formula
Peanut Butter Multigrain Crackers Puddings & Custards
Macaroni & Cheese Whole Grain Cereals Canned Fruit & Juices
Canned Stews Rice Cakes Canned Vegetables
Canned Tuna, Salmon & Sardines Whole Grain Pasta Canned Soup
Nuts & Seeds Evaporated Milk Sauces/Salad Dressing
Dried/Canned Beans Powdered Milk
You can also donate money. Make checks out to: AAC Food Bank, Memo: Harvest for the Hungry. (No Cash.)
The cutoff date to bring items to CATN is October 28th. Thank you for your support!!
CATN Open House
The annual CATN Open House was held on Thursday, October 15th. We would like to thank all of our business partners, parents, students and teachers who made the night a success!
Congratulations to Our 2015 2016
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Congratulations to September
Students of the Month!
SkillsUSA Fall Conference
CATN SkillsUSA Officers are attending the annual Maryland SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference in Ocean City November 5th and 6th. This year’s theme is “Build Your Skills”.
NTHS Induction Ceremony
The goal of the National Technical Honor Society is to see that deserving technical students are recognized and that people of the community become aware of the talents and abilities of the young people and adults who chose career and technical education pathways to a successful future.
CATN students considered for induction into the National Technical Honor Society must be enrolled in a Level 2 Program and must hold a 3.5 un-weighted overall GPA and a 3.7 technical education GPA. In addition, they must receive a recommendation from their instructor.
The following students were “tapped” in a ceremony in which new members are recognized for selection into the NTHS.
Tyler Baynard – Drafting/CAD
Adam Brukiewa – Electricity
Evan Butler – Precision Machining
Christy DeBoy – Academy of Health Professions
Giorgio DeFilippo – Culinary Arts
Katya Doersam – Cisco Academy
Amanda Foster – Graphic Design
Ian Kirkpatrick – Electricity
Brandon Mariano – Electricity
Megan Soldano – Academy of Health Professions
Hamzah Tariq – Precision Machining
Amanda Wiseman – Carpentry
CATN Cisco and Network System administration students participating in the CyberPatriot round 1 competition.
CyberPatriot is a cyber defense competition where students learn valuable skills to defend today’s networks from hackers. For more information see www.uscyberpatriot.org
AARSPA 75th Anniversary Luncheon
CATN Culinary and Pastry and Baking classes prepared and served a luncheon for the Anne Arundel Retired School Personnel Association (AARSPA) on Thursday, November 19th. Diners had a choice of Chicken Cordon Bleu or Baked Stuffed (Crab Meat) Flounder for their entree. Each entree was served with herb wild rice and steamed broccoli. Dessert options were a Caramel Apple Puff, Homemade New York Style Cheesecake, or Chocolate Mousse.
CATN SkillsUSA Fundraiser
On Wednesday, December 9th we will be having a fundraiser to support our SkillsUSA program. This year Hella’s and Bill Bateman’s (Glen Burnie location only) will help us raise funds by donating 15% of all food and beverages purchased. The fundraiser flyer must be presented to your wait person upon arrival.
Thank you for your support!
Winter Clothing Drive
Please bring any extra winter clothing you have to your CATN teacher!
- Any winter clothing items for men, women and children
- The clothing just needs to be wearable.
- All items must be turned in by December 16th.
Items will be donated to Purple Heart.
Congratulations to October
Students of the Month!
CAT North students listen closely to hear “what’s next” for them after high school. Ms. Cassandra Moore, our AACC representative talks to the students about their post high school options.
CATN Diesel Program Receives National Accreditation
The diesel training program at CATN has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used.
We want to give our thanks for students Landis Thompson, Brain Wise, Zach Robbins, and Jordan Larkins who worked closely with NATEF to complete the accreditation process.
Happy Holidays From CATN!
CATN Hosts SkillsUSA and mikeroweWorks Representative
On December 2nd Executive Director of SkillsUSA ,Tim Lawrence, State Director Chuck Wallace and Mary Sullivan, of Mike Rowe WORKS, visited CATN. Our SkillsUSA officers took them on a tour of our school to see our students in action! The mikeroweWORKS Foundation sponsors scholarships for SkillsUSA member students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) recently sat down with Curtis Hoover, masonry instructor at the Center of Applied Technology North, to discuss his career in the industry, challenges facing the industry, and the future of the masonry industry.
November Students of the Month
Auto Tech 2
Academy of Health 2
Building Maintenance 2
Academy of Health 1
Auto Tech 1
Culinary Arts 1
SkillsUSA Regional Competition
The Regional competition took place Saturday, February 6th.
Congratulations to our winners!!
|Automotive Refinishing||Austin Hatch||Chesapeake||Gold|
|Ricardo Valles Lopez||Glen Burnie||Silver|
|Caitlynn Crowley||Old Mill||Bronze|
|Carpentry||Nicole Gardner||Old Mill||Gold|
|Justin Bartholomew||North County||Bronze|
|Commercial Baking||Alexandra Berrich||Arundel||Gold|
|Elva Geise||Old Mill||Silver|
|Julian Zhang||Glen Burnie||Bronze|
|Computer Maintenance Technology||Dennis Shannon||Chesapeake||Gold|
|Jonathan Boyle||Glen Burnie||Silver|
|Culinary Arts||Clara Fisher-Cook||Chesapeake||Silver|
|Khori Eubanks||Old Mill||Bronze|
|Electrical Construction Wiring||Kody Rohrback||Chesapeake||Silver|
|First Aid/CPR>||Kelsey Andrews||Arundel||Gold|
|Restaurant Services||Ian Griffin||Meade||Gold|
|Kahlil Hasty||Glen Burnie||Bronze|
|Technical Computer Applications||Darryl Gaines||Old Mill||Gold|
|Technical Drafting||Tyler Baynard||North County||Gold|
|Darrian Moreno||North County||Silver|
We thank all who participated in the contests, as well as the judges, teachers, administrators, chaperones, and techs who volunteered their time to make it all happen!
Student of the Month
Academy of Health
Academy of Health
Robert Despeaux III
Great Clipper Event
Great Clips held a “Great Clipper Event” workshop for the cosmetology students. Students watched a clipper haircutting video and engaged in a hands-on learning activity on their mannequins performing “3,2,1 clipper cutting ” and fading techniques.
Drafting/CAD Field Trip
Mrs. McCarty’s Dafting/CAD class enjoyed a field trip to Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore. Read student comments about the trip here.
State SkillsUSA Competition
The States SkillsUSA competition is being held on Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th! Go to our SkillsUSA webpage for more information.
CATN 2016 State Champions in the Making
Industrial Motor Control
Industrial Motor Control
Information Tech. Services
Information Tech. Services
Information Tech. Services
Job Skills Demo A
Job SkillsDemo A
Job Skills Demo A
Job Skills Demo A
Job Skills Demo Open
Congratulations to Our State SkillsUSA Medalists!
Auto Refinishing: Ricardo Valles Lopez
Auto Collision: Wyatt Seitz
Commercial Baking: Ally Berrich
Computer Applications: Darryl Gaines
Culinary Arts: Khori Eubanks
Electrical Wiring: Todd Marks
Industrial Motor Control: Joedouglas Ashton
InformationTechnology Services: Dennis Shannon
Motorcycle: Robert Wise
Restaurant Services: Natyah Cotton
Action Skills: Erica Claytor
Automotive Refinishing: Austin Hatch
Graphic Communication: Brady Freeman
Industrial Motor Control: Joshua Webb
Job Skills Demo A: Brianna Swoverland
Job Skills Demo Open: Lucy Zhang
Masonry: Caitlyn Boom
Restaurant Services: Ian Griffin
Action Skills: Thomas Fleetwood
Auto Collision: Eric Klein
Diesel: Dean Conwell
HVAC: Taylor Windmiller
Information Technology Services: Jon Boyle
Gold medalist head to Louisville, Ky., June 20-24, 2016, for the 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — are expected to participate in the week-long event.
Congratulations to The Maryland Gazette Outstanding Student Achievers
CATN students Nicole Gardner, Cynthia Hall, and Mitch Miller have been awarded the 2016 High School Outstanding Student Achiever Awards. Follow the links below to the Gazette’s article about each student.
2016 CAT North Summer Camp
What better of a place to spend part of the summer than a career camp that can help a young person find a new and exciting path! At our camp, students can choose to learn many new skills – from sanding, painting, and repairing cars to making dough for pizzas and pretzels. This exciting opportunity has been specially designed for students who are currently in grades 6, 7, and 8. This four-day camp will be held from June 27 through June 30, 2016. The camp starts each morning at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 1:30 p.m. To attend, all campers must pre-register by completing camp forms and paying a camp fee. Click here to download the application.
Contact Greg Kalberer by calling 410-969-3100 or via email at email@example.com
We wish to thank Paul Foster, from the Printing and Graphic Association Mid-Atlantic, Donna Linzey, from Vulcan-Hart, Ernie Prince, from Anne Arundel County Maintenance, Laura Dozier, from AACC, and Beth Meckel, from Mile One Collision, for their volunteer work at CATN this year. A volunteer Recognition Tea was held at Michael’s Eighth in Glen Burnie on May 19th to honor our volunteers.
“Food Fanatics Live”
The Culinary Arts Level II students were invited by US Food’s Chef Perry Canestraro to participate in US Foods “Food Fanatics Live” Food Show at the DC Convention Center. The students helped US Food’s Food Fanatic Corporate Chefs prepare food samplings for their customer base who attended the Food Show. Students also had the opportunity to tour the food show and meet professionals from all aspects of the hospitality industry.
Uniforms USA, one of CATN’s business partners, donated logoed aprons and chef hats for the students to wear. Students had the Food Fanatic Chefs sign their aprons at the end of the show.
For more information on Food Fanatics go to their website at: http://foodfanatics.com/events/food-fanatics-live
Ron Greenfield, from O.T. Hall and Sons, put on a demonstration of Exothermic Welding, more commonly known as CADWELD, for our level 2 Electricity and Welding students. This process employs molten metal to permanently join electrical conductors.
Snap-On representative, Peter Lemieux, presented the Student Excellence Program, along with demonstrations of Snap-On tools, to our Transportation students at CAT-North. The program allows students to earn discounts on various Snap-On tools while enrolled here at CAT-North. The program is a great way to get the students started off while pursuing their passion for their trade.
See more pictures here!
Our H.D. Supply Rep, Christine Hopper, offered to have two of her suppliers come to CAT-North to do a presentation on ladders, scaffolding, and different types of safety harnesses and lanyards. Jeff Dean, from Warner Ladders, and Charles Dean, from Construction and Industrial White Cap, worked with our level 2 carpenters, masons, electricians, welders, HVAC technicians, and plumbers to demonstrate the importance of safety on the job.
Congratulations to Kelsey Coates!
Career Training/ Applied Technology Scholarship – $6,000
Kelsey Coates, of the Center of Applied Technology North and Arundel High School , is committed to pursuing a career in environmental science with a focus on the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. Kelsey has six Advanced Placement courses to her credit and has been awarded honors from the Academic Achievement Award at CAT-North and National Technical Honor Society. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Athletic Leadership Council, Varsity Volleyball team and has served as Class Ambassador at CAT-North where she is helping to inform the public about the school’s Environmental program. Her volunteer activities include frequent participation in the “It Takes Two” program efforts, Sandy Springs Bank community activities and the environmental work at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center.
Congratulations to Neena Rodriguez!
Fairfield Community Foundation Nursing Scholorship – $2,500
Neena Rodriguez, of the Center of Applied Technology-North and Meade High School, is awarded the Fairfield Community Foundation Scholarship. Neena is an honor roll student and is enrolled in AP language, currently a member of the Hispanic Youth Symposium and involved in her church’s youth group. Neena writes, “ever since I was in 5th grade I knew I wanted to help, heal and serve people as a health care provider.” Neena is enrolled in the Academy of Health Professions and is a Certified Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Nursing Assistant. Neena was accepted at Howard County Community College and plans to become a nurse and possibly a nurse practitioner.
Masonry Students Partner with Coastal Conservation Association and Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Masonry students at the Center for Applied Technology North partnered with the Coastal Conservation Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to create artificial reef balls. The reef balls will be used to create habitat for aquatic life in the bay.We thank Maisel Brothers in Glen Burnie and Lehigh Cement in Carroll County for their donations of materials for the project!
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!