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SkillsUSA is an organization of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA impacts the lives of America’s future workforce by reinforcing the development of personal, workplace, and technical skills, making students better prepared to be “Champions at Work: Career Ready Starts Here,” the SkillsUSA theme this year.

On Friday, April 27, 2019, 88 students represented GNB Voc-Tech in career and technical areas at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference. These students were among 2300 competitors from state-wide vocational-technical schools. For those students competing in technical areas, this is the third round in the competition process. These students first competed against one another in a local competition, held within the school, then performed well at a District Competition held at the school in March. Other GNB students competed in the SkillsUSA leadership competitions after winning a local competition. All gold medalists will continue on to the National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky June 24-29, 2019.

In addition to numerous medals, the SkillsUSA GNB Voc Tech Chapter also earned the Chapter of Distinction Level 3 Gold Standard, an award issued to recognize the achievement of the school as it relates to the integration of the SkillsUSA Framework in chapter program of work activities.

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

Gold Medalists:

  • Gabriela Barreiro Adorno – Career Pathways Showcase – Human Services – Advisor: Patty Allen
  • Chelsea Simpkin – Career Pathways Showcase – Human Services – Advisor: Patty Allen
  • Madison Tavares – Career Pathways Showcase – Human Services – Advisor: Patty Allen
  • Michaela Barreira – Early Childhood Education -Advisors: Deborah Brightman and Yasmin Fleh-Fleh Vincent
  • Ruby Louro – Extemporaneous Speech – Advisor: Ron Quintin Emily Lemieux – Medical Assistant – Advisor: Pauline O’Brien

Silver Medalists:

  • Jhona Coombs – 3D Visualization and Animation – Advisor: Mike DeGouveia
  • Ryan McCarthy – 3D Visualization and Animation – Advisor: Mike DeGouveia
  • Adam Borges – Diesel Equipment Technology – Advisor: Serge Moniz
  • Andrew Morin – Exploratory Project Demonstration -Advisor: Ron Quintin
  • Hanane Sellami – First Aid/CPR – Advisor: Cee Cee Labrode
  • Andrea Silva – Health Knowledge Bowl – Advisor: Teri Avila
  • Courtney Carreiro – Health Knowledge Bowl – Advisor: Teri Avila
  • Alexia Macaroco – Health Knowledge Bowl – Advisor: Teri Avila
  • Janelle Vo – Health Knowledge Bowl – Advisor: Teri Avila
  • Madison Docca – Health Occupations Professional Portfolio – Advisor: Erin Marcotte
  • Jillian Sears – Job Skill Demonstration A – Advisor: Monica Richard
  • Jake Carvalho – Major Appliance Technology – Advisor: Steve Ellis
  • Corvens Depaliste -Medical Assistant – Advisor: Pauline O’Brien
  • Daniella Mendez-Morente – Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Advisors: Beverly Rebello and Michelle Alexander
  • Rebecca Mejia – Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Advisors: Beverly Rebello and Michelle Alexander
  • Shannon Hartford – Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Advisors: Beverly Rebello and Michelle Alexander
  • Ariana Rogers – Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Advisors: Beverly Rebello and Michelle Alexander
  • Cynthia Khorn – Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Advisors: Beverly Rebello and Michelle Alexander
  • Ivelize Lugo – Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Advisors: Beverly Rebello and Michelle Alexander
  • Lexi Grota – Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Advisors: Beverly Rebello and Michelle Alexander
  • Kennyel Cotto – Outstanding Chapter – Advisor: Lori Russell-Pelsue
  • Elijah DeMedeiros – Outstanding Chapter – Advisor: Lori Russell-Pelsue
  • Natalie Portal – Outstanding Chapter – Advisor: Lori Russell-Pelsue
  • Ali Silva – Sheet Metal – Advisor: Dennis Tetreault

Bronze Medalists:

  • Max Soares – Cabinetmaking – Advisor: Joe Arruda
  • Kara Koska – Career Choice Commentary – Advisor: Ron Quintin
  • Ruby Lopez Caban – Community Action Project – Advisor: Stacey Martin
  • Vanessa Vieira – Community Action Project – Advisor: Stacey Martin
  • Casey Dean – Criminal Justice – Advisor: Patty Allen
  • Elias Medeiros – Engineering Technology – Advisor Robert Southerland
  • Nicholas Carvalho – Engineering Technology – Advisor Robert Southerland
  • Cordelia DeSousa – Engineering Technology – Advisor Robert Southerland
  • Abbie Hurley – Non-Traditional Portfolio – Advisor: Patty Allen
  • Mikayla Fialho – Non-Traditional Portfolio – Advisor: Patty Allen
  • Kacie Bento – Non-Traditional Portfolio – Advisor: Patty Allen
  • Pedro Arruda – Power Equipment Technology – Advisor: Paul Estrella

At the awards ceremony, SkillsUSA State President and GNBVT senior, Dakota Chixarro, was presented with the Alumni and Friends Scholarship and the Brian S Bentley Leader Scholarship.

We are extremely proud and impressed with the students who attended the SkillsUSA State Conference. Each student displayed leadership skills which will surely bring them success in the future.