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Chantilly Academy Students Excel at Conference

Chantilly Academy students competed in various hands-on skill and leadership competitions at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference held in Hampton, Va. April 21.

SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that consists of a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

Animal science student Alex Flevarakis and culinary arts student Sam Meono earned gold medals in their highly competitive skilled events and proved to be best in the state of Virginia. Meono will attend the SkillsUSA National Championships held in Kansas City, Mo., June 23-27, where more than 5,400 outstanding career and technical education students will compete.

The following students were awarded at the state competition:

Name Competition Place Academy Class


Alex Flevarakis Animal Science 1 Animal science

Sam Meono Culinary Arts 1 Culinary Arts


Meredith Kernbach Animal Science 2 Animal Science

Rathna Muralidharan Prepared Speech 2 Criminal Justice


Mariah Neston Commercial Baking 2 Culinary Arts


Katie Gryncewicz Employment Application Process 3 Animal Science

Carrie Ceh & Angela Virostek Occupational Scrapbook 4 Animal Science

Ayana Teran Culinary Arts 4 Culinary Arts


Eliana Cervantes Food & Beverage Service 4 Culinary Arts


Hayley Ake Job Skills Demonstration 5 Animal Science

Justin Krukowski Collision Repair Technology 5 Auto Collision

William Carlin Occupational Scrapbook 6 Animal Science

Delaney Dreyer Food & Beverage 6 Culinary Arts


Emily Wood Cosmetology 6 Cosmetology

Lauren Powell Occupational Scrapbook 7 Animal Science

Mihika Dhyani Technical Math 8 Animal Science

Jake Lisko Carpentry 9 Carpentry


Marshall Masson Auto Refinishing 9 Auto Collision

Matt Nicholls Job Skills Demo 9 Auto Technology

Brittiany Callahan Occupational Scrapbook 10 Animal Science

Richard Huynh, Megan Macheske, Khooban Khan Crime Scene Investigation 10 Criminal Justice


Kyle Wright Auto Refinishing 11 Auto Collision

Jason Alger Collision Repair Technology 11 Auto Collision

Hannah Trikakis Cosmetology 12 Cosmetology

Jake Kellogg Collision Repair Technology 13 Auto Collision

Evan Horil Carpentry 14 Carpentry


Katherine Vargas & Elena Cifuentes Nail Care 15 Cosmetology

Kieran Nelson Auto Refinishing Technology 16 Auto Technology

Samira Wheeler & Kortney Chen Nail Care 17 Cosmetology

Michelle Nguyen Spelling 17 Animal Science