Student Spotlight: Justin Arter


Alex Huibsch, Editor-In-Chief

Striving to represent his school to the fullest, Justin Arter (16’) always carries himself with professionalism, exuberance, and integrity.
During the last four years, Arter has accomplished a myriad of impressive feats. Most recently, Arter won first place at the SkillsUSA competition for his involvement in the Criminal Justice program. The SkillsUSA competition (held at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center) provides the opportunity for students involved in specific vocational programs to showcase their skills while representing their schools. In Arter’s case, he not only represented his program and school, but the organization as a whole as he impressively worked hard to become the SkillsUSA Maryland State President. When asked what his most valued accomplishment was, he expressed, “I honestly don’t have a most-prized achievement. I believe everything I’ve done has built who I am and who I will be, so I think they’re all equally important.”
Outside of school, Arter enjoys playing tennis, working at the pool as a lifeguard, and also teaching swimming lessons. In addition to his interests, Arter takes pride in his affiliation with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a nationally organized U.S. Navy youth program. As for his future plans, the senior student aspires to attend a university, with hopes of someday attaining an occupation in the federal law enforcement agency. “I’d like to enter into that particular career field because I want continue what I love doing most—helping people,” explained Arter. Ultimately, as the school year approaches its end, Arter and many of his fellow peers will be left with peculiar memories of their high school days. For Arter, these memories will largely entail “great things, like being the President of SkillsUSA Maryland, representing North Point and my state, and also competing.” Arter further concluded, “It’s been an amazing experience that I will miss very much when I go on to college.”