Northborough, Grafton students earn honors at SkillsUSA competition

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Assabet field hockey is finding success under new coach Caitlyn Lucht. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)
Assabet student Jacquelyn Allen earned the honor in Facilithon-Leadership in Facility Management. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

ATLANTA, Ga. – An Assabet Valley student from Northborough earned a silver medal at the SkillsUSA Championships on June 26-27.

Jacquelyn Allen earned the honor in Facilithon-Leadership in Facility Management.

Also, Ryan St. Angelo from South Grafton, a student at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in culinary arts.

More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.79 million square feet, equivalent to 31 football fields or 41 acres.

Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 115 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. 

Industry leaders from 850 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers. Industry support of the SkillsUSA Championships is valued at more than $36 million in donated time, equipment, cash and material. More than 1,200 industry judges and technical committee members participated this year.

To learn more, visit www.SkillsUSA.org.

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