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Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School New Bedford, MA SkillsUSA is an organization creating a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA impacts the lives of America’s future workforce through the development of personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics.

SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high-performance workers in career and technical programs. It provides quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, including: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work.

At Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech on March 4, 2022 109 students from GNB Voc-Tech competed against the following District 1 Schools: Blue Hills RTHS, Cape Cod RTHS, New Bedford High School, 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. 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 on April 14, 2022 for leadership competitions or April 29, 2022 for shop-related areas in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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

Overall results:

  • 12 Gold Medalists
  • 10 Silver Medalists
  • 13 Bronze Medalists
  • 2 State Officer Candidates

Gold medalists:

    • Jesse Petitpas – Automotive Service Technology – Advisor: Matt Talbot
    • Abigail Souza – Basic Health Care – Advisor: Mary Beth Vargas
    • Andrew Morin – Cabinetmaking – Advisor: Joe Arruda
    • Lily Mercer – Criminal Justice – Advisor: Leanne Fisher
    • Kelsey Urel – Dental Assisting – Advisor: Beverly Rebelo
    • Kylie Gagne – Early Childhood Education – Advisors: Deb Brightman and Yasmin Flefleh-Vincent
    • Daniel Escoto – Nurse Assisting – Advisor: Kim Horsfall
    • Evan Canuel – Power Equipment Technology – Advisor: Paul Estrella
    • Austin Hooda – Robotics & Automation Technology – Advisor: Anthony Cabral
    • Kylie Lourenco – Robotics & Automation Technology – Advisor: Anthony Cabral
    • Jake Melo – Urban Search & Rescue – Advisor: Anthony Cabral
    • Roman Alves – Urban Search & Rescue – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

Silver medalists:

    • Jordan Young – Basic Health Care – Advisor: Mary Beth Vargas – Qualifier for States
    • Kacy Sousa – Cabinetmaking – Advisor: Joe Arruda – Qualifier for States
    • Kalib Ducharme – CNC Turning Specialist – Advisors: Kevin Richard & Maurice Bergeron – Qualifier for States
    • Isabelle Fragata – Dental Assisting – Advisor: Beverly Rebelo – Qualifier for States
    • Keely Clapp – First Aid/CPR – Advisor: Elizabeth Channell – Qualifier for States
    • Jacob Reimels – Marine Service Technology – Advisor: Michael McConnell – Qualifier for States
    • Jenna Medeiros – Medical Assistant – Advisor: Laura Kaeterle & Brenda Carvalho – Qualifier for States
    • Leah Jalowick – Medical Terminology – Advisor: Brenda Carvalho – Qualifier for States
    • Jonathan Baldo – Robotics & Automation Technology – Advisor: Anthony Cabral
    • Sheldon DeVincentis – Robotics & Automation Technology – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

Bronze medalists:

    • Madeleine Kochanek – Basic Health Care – Advisor: Mary Beth Vargas
    • Zachary Dias – Cabinetmaking – Advisor: Joe Arruda
    • Nathan Nguyen – CNC Technician – Advisors: Kevin Richard & Maurice Bergeron – Qualifier for States
    • Deyner Lopez Ruiz – CNC Turning Specialist – Advisors: Kevin Richard & Maurice Bergeron
    • Adam Boudreau – Culinary Arts – Advisors: John Hoyle & Henry Bousquet
    • Alyssa Santos – Dental Assisting – Advisor: Beverly Rebelo
    • Addison Stanley-Moore – Early Childhood Education – Advisors: Deb Brightman and Yasmin Flefleh-Vincent
    • Evan Bourgault – Electrical Construction Wiring – Advisor: Keith Kearney
    • Syriana Green-Bodden – Medical Assistant – Advisor: Laura Kaeterle & Brenda Carvalho
    • Olinda Tavares – Medical Math – Advisor: Erin Marcotte
    • Madison Gaudencio – Nurse Assisting – Advisor: Kim Horsfall
    • Mason Rua – Urban Search & Rescue – Advisor: Anthony Cabral
    • Landen Lefevre – Urban Search & Rescue – Advisor: Anthony Cabral

State Officer Candidate:

    • Annalise Applebee – State Officer Candidate – Advisor: Lori Russell-Pelsue
    • Jordan Melo – State Officer Candidate – Advisor: Lori Russell-Pelsue

We are extremely proud of the student’s accomplishments with 36% of the students that competed going home with a medal. We are looking forward to attending the State Competition with them on April 14 & 29, 2022 and the Awards Ceremony on May 13, 2022.