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During the SkillsUSA District 1 Competition held at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech on February 28, 2020 134 students from GNB Voc-Tech competed against the following District 1 Schools: Blue Hills RTHS, Cape Cod RTHS, Old Colony RTHS, Plymouth North High School, Plymouth South High School, Silver Lake Regional High School, South Shore VTHS, Taunton HS and Upper Cape Cod RTHS.  This is the second step in the competition process. The first step was a local competition held within the school. This second step is the written portion of the competition where competitors are tested in their trade area, professional development and safety & health. All gold medalists, most silver medalists and some bronze medalists will continue to the state competition in Marlborough, Massachusetts in April.

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School’s results are following:

Overall results:

28 Gold Medalists

14 Silver Medalists

12 Bronze Medalists

2 State Officer Candidates

 

Gold medalists:

Joyce Dominguez – 3-D Visualization & Animation – Advisor: Michael DeGouveia

Ryan Marcelino –  3-D Visualization & Animation – Advisor: Michael DeGouveia

Benjamin Farland – Additive Manufacturing – Advisor: Tom Canastra 

Christopher Pereira – Additive Manufacturing – Advisor: Tom Canastra

Kameron Nelson – Automated Manufacturing Design – Advisor: Tom Canastra

John Marques – Automated Manufacturing Design – Advisor: Tom Canastra

Ian Costa – Automated Manufacturing Design – Advisor: Tom Canastra

Max Soares – Cabinet Making – Advisor: Joe Arruda

Kaitlyn Tremblay – CNC Turning Specialist – Advisor: Kevin Richard

Domenic Dos Santos – Criminal Justice – Advisor: Patty Allen

Rebecca Mejia – Dental Assistant – Advisor: Beverly Rebelo & Debra Chasse

Scott Sanders – Diesel Equipment Technology – Advisor: Serge Moniz

Michaela Barreira – Early Childhood Education – Advisors: Yasmin Flefleh-Vincent & Deb Brightman

Daniella Mendez Morente – First Aid/CPR – Advisor: Cee-Cee LaBrode

Janell Vo – Health Knowledge Bowl – Advisor: Teri Avila

Andrea Silva – Health Knowledge Bowl – Advisor: Teri Avila 

Dominique Roderiques – Health Knowledge Bowl – Advisor: Teri Avila

Madison Docca – Health Knowledge Bowl – Advisor: Teri Avila

Jake Carvalho – Major Appliance Technology – Advisor: Dennis Tetreault

Kraig Thibault – Mechatronics – Advisor: Len Gauvin

Brian Rosonina Jr. – Mechatronics – Advisor: Len Gauvin

Corvens Depaliste – Medical Assisting – Advisor: Pauline O’Brien

Chelsea Martinez – Medical Math – Advisor: Erin Marcotte

Dylon Correia – Power Equipment Technology – Advisor: Paul Estrella 

Kerstin Trahan – Robotics & Automation Technology – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

Jack Ostiguy – Robotics & Automation Technology – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

Jennifer O’Brian – Sheet Metal – Advisor: Dennis Tetreault

Alex Gwozdz – Welding Sculpture – Advisor: Steve Flowers

Silver medalists:

Sophia Fortin – Basic Health Care – Advisor: Mary Beth Vargas

Tyler Sousa – Cabinet Making – Advisor: Joe Arruda

Lea Smith – Commercial Baking – Advisors: Kristine Silva & Robert Wilkinson

Lizbeth Alcantara Ruiz – Dental Assistant – Advisor: Beverly Rebelo & Debra Chasse

Jaydian Cepeda – Diesel Equipment Technology – Advisor: Serge Moniz

Madison Luebke – Electrical Construction Wiring – Advisor: Keith Kearney

Kennyel Cotto – Medical Assisting – Advisor: Pauline O’Brien

Evan Canuel – Power Equipment Technology – Advisor: Paul Estrella

Christopher Brunette – Robotics & Automation Technology – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

Jordan Tomascik – Robotics & Automation Technology – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

Samuel Dansereau – Web Design – Advisor: Ron Quintin

Devin Ellis – Web Design – Advisor: Ron Quintin

Dylan DeSousa – Welding – Advisors: Paul Mendez & Brandon Pequita

Heather Belanger – Welding Sculpture – Advisor: Steve Flowers

Bronze medalists:

Jefferson Maravilla Olivia – Automotive Refinishing Technology – Advisor: Micheal McConnell

Abigail Souza – Basic Health Care – Advisor: Mary Beth Vargas

James Dant – Carpentry – Advisor: Joseph Arruda

Kai Lawson – CNC Milling Specialist – Advisor: Kevin Richard

Mia Mejia-Maalouf – Collision Damage Appraisals – Advisor: Michael McConnell

Nathalia DeFranco – Cosmetology (under 500 hours) – Advisor: Cindy Coelho-Rajani

Casey Dean – Criminal Justice – Advisor: Patty Allen

Cynthia Khorn – Dental Assistant – Advisor: Beverly Rebelo & Debra Chasse

Yileisy Almada – Early Childhood Education – Advisors: Yasmin Flefleh-Vincent & Deb Brightman

Lucas Sa – Power Equipment Technology – Advisor: Paul Estrella

Tyrese Bliss-Goncalves – Urban Search & Rescue – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

Riley Darwell – Urban Search & Rescue – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

State Officer Candidate:

Ramon Corado – State Officer Candidate – Advisor: Lori Russell-Pelsue

Kara Koska – State Officer Candidate – Advisor: Lori Russell-Pelsue

We are extremely proud of the student’s accomplishments with 42% of the students that competed going home with a medal.  We are looking forward to attending the State Competition with them from April 29 – May 2, 2020.