Eighty-seven competitors and five voting delegates represented Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School at the SkillsUSA state championships in Marlborough, Massachusetts from April 27-29, 2017.

The SkillsUSA state conference had over 2,200 students competing in 101 events, ranging from Architectural Drafting to Web Design in the technical areas and Action Skills to Sticker Design in leadership skills.

The following Voc-Tech students earned medals:

Architectural Drafting - Brandon Cardoso
Criminal Justice - Jonathan Miranda
Major Appliance Repair - Nicholas Normandin
Medical Assistant - Brianne Roderick
Medical Terminology - Rose Ostiguy

Automated Manufacturing Design - Benjamin Roderick
Automated Manufacturing Design - Marc-Anthony Cardoso
Automated Manufacturing Design - Daniel Perry
CNC Turning Specialist - Cameron Lebeau
Customer Service - Coral Costello
Dental Assistant - Lexus Vasques
Major Appliance Repair - Madison Hamel
Medical Assistant - Gabrielle Cardoza
Non-Traditional Portfolio - Allannah Andrade, Emma Cavannaugh, Nacline Soares, Juan Almonte, Jr.
Opening & Closing Ceremonies -Allyanna Birkett, Kacie Bento, Kiara Garcia, Bria Medeiros, Kerube Rodrigues, Kevin Rodas, Hannah Sellami

Action Skills - Nicole Goncalo
Automotive Refinishing Technology - Nigel Fialho
Career Choice Commentary - Madison Docca
Community Action Project - Tara Cox
Community Action Project - Lexi Lees
Community Service - Gabriela Barreiro Adorno, Samantha McGill, Chloe Silva
Health Occupations Portfolio - Kendra Correia
Job Interview - Emily Lemieux
Major Appliance Repair - Tylor Housewright
Nurse Assisting - Elyssa Tripp
Occupational Health & Safety - Alyssa Hancock
Occupational Health & Safety - Nicole Jones
Occupational Health & Safety - Sophia Rego
Prepared Speech - Ethan Guillotte
Robotics & Automation Technology - Jenna Hebert
Robotics & Automation Technology - Melanie Luperon
Sheet Metal - Brittany Hammarquist

Two State Officer Elects - Madisyn Bozarth & Dakota Chixarro

The school was also recognized as a Chapter of Excellence Level 2 during an award ceremony Friday evening.

Students that have earned gold medals at this level will be continuing on to represent the state at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from June 19-24. Joining them will be the two State Officer Elects and two students, Nathan Andrade & Christian McLeod, who will be recognized for earning the Presidential Volunteer Service Award - Gold Standard.

--GNB Voc-Tech release

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