BVT students from Grafton earn medals at skills competition

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BVT students from Grafton earn medals at skills competition
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (Photo/Courtesy)

UPTON – Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) students put their vocational-technical skills on full display March 13.

During the first of three SkillsUSA competitions, students test their vocational-technical competency by competing with other trained career and technical education students from six vocational high schools. On March 13, 227 BVT students competed in the annual SkillsUSA Massachusetts District V Competition.

The competition allows students to demonstrate their vocational-technical education, skills and knowledge with SkillsUSA employment and trade tests. Successfully demonstrating their knowledge in their career technical area of study, employability skills and safety. Student competitors from BVT proudly claimed 36 gold, 27 silver, 31 bronze medals and swept nine categories.

Sixty-eight students will advance from districts to compete amongst the most talented vocational-technical students in the commonwealth at the SkillsUSA Massachusetts State competition held at BVT in late April. An additional 43 students will go directly to the state competition, and 13 student delegates will represent BVT. The complete list of medalists is available at www.valleytech.k12.ma.us/skillsusa.

BVT students from Grafton earned the following medals:

Silver: Connor Mcinerney, HVAC/R; Cooper Often, mechatronics; Owen O’Packi, television (video) production; Ryan St. Angelo, culinary arts.

Bronze: Audrey Bell, robotics and automation tech; Zoey Dauderis, basic health care; Isabella Grabau, power equipment technology; Soumith Madadi, computer programming; and Benjamin Miller, urban search and rescue.

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