Two competitors, four national voting delegates and a state officer represented Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School at the SkillsUSA national championships virtually and in person from June 14 – 23, 2021. The SkillsUSA National Conference had students competing in over 100 trade and leadership events. All contestants had previously won their state competition to advance to the national competition where they demonstrated expertise in their chosen fields. The state of Massachusetts had 67 “Top 9” finalists in the competitions.

Our Gold Medalist in Cabinetmaking is Max Soares – Advisor: Joseph Arruda

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Other national competitors & participants included:

Michaela Barreira (featured left)  She placed Top 9 in the Early Childhood Competition.  Our National Voting Delegates were Keely Clapp, Cassy DePina, Abigail Simmons & Kelsey Urel. These students demonstrated skill and leadership in their competitions and events, performing admirably.  Accompanying them was Kara Koska, the Massachusetts State Officer – President who was also recognized for earning the Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Gold Standard after completing over 300 hours of community service.

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