2015 – 2016 In Review


 CATN Fundraiser!


We are selling family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books with hundreds of valuable, national, regional and local coupons for all ages! The coupons are long-term and most are valid for 16 months! It’s easy to use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book. CATN earns 50% profit for every KidStuff book sold!

Buy them through a CATN student or contact Russ Cordua at rcordua@aacps.org.


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 .


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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 ButterMultigrain CrackersPuddings & Custards
Macaroni & CheeseWhole Grain CerealsCanned Fruit & Juices
Canned Stews Rice CakesCanned Vegetables
Canned Tuna, Salmon & SardinesWhole Grain Pasta Canned Soup
Nuts & SeedsEvaporated MilkSauces/Salad Dressing
Dried/Canned BeansPowdered 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!

View pictures here!


 Congratulations to Our 2015 2016

SkillsUSA Officers!


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Congratulations to September

Students of the Month!


Evan Butler
Precision Machining 2
Bianca Clinton
Electricity 1
Lauren Mullett
Academy of Health Professions 2
Regina Nicoli
Academy of Health Professions 1
Jacklyn Steffen
Brandon Tolbert
Network Systems Administration 1
Kierra Turner
Auto Tech 1
Joshua Webb
Electricity 2
Jaiona Williams
Cosmetology 1
Robert Wise
Motorcycle 2

 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”.


 See more pictures on our Photo Page!

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


View pictures of the induction ceremony here.




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

See more pictures of the competition here!

 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.

See more pictures here.

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!

Click here for the Hella’s flyer.

Click here for the Bill Bateman’s flyer.

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!

Shardonnae Belin
Academy of Health 2
Keena Bolden
Academy of Health 1
Robert Cooper
Electricity 1
Giorgio DeFilippo
Culinary 2
Joshua Gavin
Diesel 2
Nathan Ho
Cisco 2
Ian Kirkpatrick
Electricity 2
Tylynn Monroe
Culinary 1
David Schultz
Diesel 1
Evan Smith
Cisco 1

AACC Presentation


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!

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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.


More pictures can be seen here.


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.

Read the full article here.


November Students of the Month

Isaiah Bishop
Auto Tech 2
Michaela Cousins
Academy of Health 2
Christian Leitch
Building Maintenance 2
Savannah Miller
Printing 2
Hannah Davis
Academy of Health 1
David Elswick
Auto Tech 1
Kaylene Rockey
Printing 1
Matthew Smith
Culinary Arts 1
Shelby Taylor
Cosmetology 3
Richard Thiess
Electricity 1


SkillsUSA Regional Competition



The Regional competition took place Saturday, February 6th.

Congratulations to our winners!!

ContestStudentHome SchoolPlace
Automotive Refinishing Austin HatchChesapeakeGold
Ricardo Valles LopezGlen BurnieSilver
Caitlynn CrowleyOld Mill Bronze
CarpentryNicole GardnerOld Mill Gold
Jason SylceSilver
Justin BartholomewNorth CountyBronze
Commercial BakingAlexandra BerrichArundelGold
Elva GeiseOld MillSilver
Julian Zhang Glen Burnie Bronze
Computer Maintenance TechnologyDennis ShannonChesapeakeGold
Jonathan BoyleGlen BurnieSilver
Colin LeavyArundelBronze
Culinary ArtsClara Fisher-CookChesapeakeSilver
Khori EubanksOld MillBronze
Electrical Construction WiringKody RohrbackChesapeakeSilver
Todd MarksChesapeakeBronze
First Aid/CPRKelsey AndrewsArundel Gold
MasonryCaitlyn Boom Northeast Gold
Devin BakerChesapeakeSilver
Restaurant ServicesIan Griffin MeadeGold
Natyah CottonMeadeSilver
Kahlil HastyGlen BurnieBronze
Technical Computer ApplicationsDarryl GainesOld MillGold
Technical DraftingTyler BaynardNorth CountyGold
Darrian MorenoNorth CountySilver
Joe ZatykoArundel Bronze
WeldingNicholas Knell ChesapeakeSilver


 Pictures from the competition can be seen here.

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

February 2016

Shayla Parker
Haley Pickeral
Network Systems
Lucas Tester

Brandon Mariano
Kelsey Andrews
Academy of Health
Ti'Ajah Uzzell
Academy of Health
Jaleeah Hopewell
Stella Hartwell
Cosmetology 3
Kaitlyn Abele
Auto Tech
Robert Despeaux III
Diesel Technology

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.

See more pictures here!

Drafting/CAD Field Trip

Drafting 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

Austin Hatch
Automotive Refinishing
Caitlynn Crowley
Automotive Refinishing
Ricardo Valles Lopez
Automotive Refinishing
Justin Bartholomew
Nicole Gardner
Jason Sylce
Eric Klien
Collision Repair
Wyatt Seitz
Collision Repair
Joe Romero
Collision Repair
Ally Berrich
Commercial Baking
Elva Geise
Commercial Baking
Julian Zhang
Commercial Baking
Khori Eubanks
Culinary Arts
Clara Fisher-Cook
Culinary Arts
Jordan Larkins
Dean Conwell
Jacob Pannuty
Troy Kidwell
Todd Marks
Electrical Wiring
Kody Rohrback
Electrical Wiring
Kelsey Andrews
First Aid/CPR
Savannah Miller
Graphic Communications
Rebecca Boyer
Graphic Communications
Brady Freeman
Graphic Communications
Taylor Windmiller
Joshua Webb
Industrial Motor Control
Joedouglas Ashton
Industrial Motor Control
Colin Leavy
Information Tech. Services
Dennis Shannon
Information Tech. Services
Jon Boyle
Information Tech. Services
Nathan Ho
Harry King
Haley Pickeral
Job Interview
Devin Baker
Caitlyn Boom
Robert Wise
Neena Rodriguez
Nursing Assisting
Ryan Higdon
Anthony Schiazzi
Natyah Cotton
Restaurant Services
Ian Griffin
Restaurant Services
Kahlil Hasty
Restaurant Services
Kevin Novak
Sheet Metal
Jordan Dasch
Sheet Metal
Marvin Dorr
Team Works—Electricity
Justin Jesmer
Team Works—Carpentry
Zach Verilla
Team Works—Masonry
Kerwin McLendon
Team Works—Plumbing
Darryl Gaines
Computer Applications
Tyler Baynard
Tech. Drafting
Darrian Moreno
Tech. Drafting
Joe Zatyko
Tech. Drafting
Nicholas Knell
Mitch Miller
Welding Fabrication
Hunter Gabrielsen
Welding Fabrication
Leonard Bateman
Welding Fabrication
Tommy Fleetwood
Action Skills
Chris Godwin
Action Skills
Erica Claytor
Action Skills
Morgan Wise
Job Skills Demo A
Briana Swoverland
Job SkillsDemo A
Larry Summers
Job Skills Demo A
Brandi Snyder
Job Skills Demo A
Lucy Zhang
Job Skills Demo Open
Tatiyanna Jones
Health-Knowledge Bowl
Staisha Williams
Health-Knowledge Bowl
Madison Goldstein
Health-Knowledge Bowl
Karla Manzo-Bucaro
Health-Knowledge Bowl
Emily MacMinn
Health-Knowledge Bowl
Allison Antczak
Health-Knowledge Bowl
Regina Nicoli
Health-Knowledge Bowl
Ava Armstrong
Health-Knowledge Bowl

DSC_1961Congratulations to Our State SkillsUSA Medalists!

Gold 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

Silver Medalists

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

Bronze Medalists

Action Skills: Thomas Fleetwood

Auto Collision: Eric Klein

Diesel: Dean Conwell

HVAC: Taylor Windmiller

Information Technology Services: Jon Boyle

See pictures of the Award Ceremony here.

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.

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Cynthia Hall


Mitch Miller


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 gkalberer@aacps.org

CATN Volunteers

Donna Linsey Laura Dozier

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

To see more pictures of the event click here.

Exothermic Welding


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 Tools


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!

Safety Presentation


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.

View more pictures here.

Congratulations to Kelsey Coates!

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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!

Click here to read the Capital Gazette’s article.

See more pictures here.

Have a Safe and Happy Summer!