June 2019
Louisville, KY

GNBVT Students Participate in SkillsUSA National Championships

Seven competitors and a state officer represented Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School at the SkillsUSA national championships in Louisville, Kentucky from June 24 – 28, 2019. The SkillsUSA national conference had over 6000 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 following students earned medals:

Medical Assisting – ​Emily Lemieux – ​Advisor: Pauline O’Brien

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services – ​Gabriela Adorno Barreira, Chelsea Simpkin, and Madison Tavares ​- ​Advisor: Patricia Allen

Other national competitors on the trip included:
Michaela Barreira, earning 8th place in Early Childhood, Ali Silva, earning 9th place in Sheet Metal and Ruby Louro, who performed admirably in Extemporaneous Speech. These students demonstrated skill and leadership in their competitions, performing admirably. Accompanying them was Dakota Chixarro, the Massachusetts State Officer – President who was also recognized on the field at the Louisville Bats SkillsUSA Night for earning the Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Gold Standard after completing over 300 hours of community service.