JRTI  Skills Award Winners

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Administrators and teachers at James Rumsey Technical Institute (JRTI) joined representatives from Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan County Schools on Thursday, May 5 to celebrate the accomplishments of their students. The AAA Awards was the first awards ceremony to be held in person in two years due to the pandemic.

JRTI Director Donna Van Metre said it is great to get it started again. "What I love about this is it allows for students to shine in the areas where they're passionate," she said. "They shine here because they embrace that they can follow their dreams and their passion."

The event honored Skills USA State Competition Medalists, AAA first semester 2021-22 recipients, and AAA second semester 2021-22 recipients. The JCS winners are listed below.

Skills USA State Competition Medalists*
Anakin Carmickle - WHS - Silver Extemporaneous Speaking
Sofia Cummings - WHS - Bronze Job Skills Demonstration Open
William Harris - WHS - Gold Mobile Robotic Tech
Ivy Jenkins - WHS - Gold Advertising Design
Addie LaBombard - JHS - Gold T-shirt Design
Christien Morel - JHS - Bronze Urban Search & Rescue
Patrick Wilson - JHS - Silver Job Skills Demonstration A
*All gold medalists will compete in the national competition in Atlanta, Ga June 21-24.

AAA first semester 2021-22 recipients:
JHS: Jacob Dodge, Margaret Swerda, Matthew Labombard, Lyricq Johnson, Christien Morel, Hunter Ours
WHS: Sofia Cummings, Gabriel Eller, Angel Jiminez, Max McLaughlin, James Mood, Richard VanHauter, Jacob Dixon, Ivy Jenkins, Kaydaince Lawson, Keala Wolfe

AAA second semester 2021-22 recipients:
JHS: Deonna Hughes, Matthew Labombard, Gwen Tiernnan, Patrick Wilson
WHS: Jasper Edens, William Harris, Ivy Jenkins, Kaydaince Lawson, Mason Nelson, Jacob Dixon, Tyler Koerner, Chase Osman