On April 12, 2017

Stafford students earn 52 medals at SkillsUSA

RUTLAND—About 85 Stafford Technical Center students participated in the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference held at various locations around South Burlington, April 4-5.

Stafford Technical Center garnered 52 medals in individual and group competitions, including 13 gold medals, 19 silver medals, and 20 bronze medals. Medal winners attend Stafford Technical Center in Rutland from the following schools: Fair Haven Union High School, Rutland High School, Otter Valley Union High School, Mill River Union High School, Poultney High School, and West Rutland High School.

Gold medal winners were: Darin Alt in Plumbing; Eli Gignoux in Electrical Wiring; Trevor Quigley and Logan Withington in Team Works; Steven Betit in Welding; Dylan Beebe in Extemporaneous Speaking; Nathaniel Whipple in Technical Drafting; Faith Springer, Hunter Lanfear, Lexi Sadakierski in Crime Scene Investigation; Kiana Porter in Job Skill Demo A; Hilary Dubois in Cosmetology; and Grace Euber in Photography.

Silver medal winners were: James Mars in Plumbing; Jared Disorda and Noah Smith in Team Works; Noah Logan and Lindsey Hewes in Additive Manufacturing; Ryan Ward in Related Technical Math; Samantha Butler in Auto Refinishing Technology; Grace Euber, Sky-lyn Mead and Brooke Otto in Promotional Bulletin Board; Alea Valente in Pin Design; Andrew Cassidy in Action Skills; Kaina Porter in Basic Health Care; Brooke Otto and Jon Urbani in 3D Visualization and Animation; and Kiana Porter, Harrison Steever, Dylan Beebe and Francis Grabowski in Gorilla Communications.

Bronze medal winners were: Francis Grabowski in Plumbing; Glen Mandel in Electrical Wiring; Zac Kasuba in Cabinetmaking; Eric Morton in Culinary Arts; Allie Lynch in Related Technical Math; Samantha Butler in Collision Repair; Laura Jones in Job Interview; Alex Blackwood in Technical Drafting; Justin Hill in Action Skills; John Greene in Criminal Justice; Britney Foss in Basic Health Care and Job Skill Demo A; Harrison Steever and Ryan Worcester in TV Video Production; Sky-lyn Mead in Advertising Design; Harrison Steever in Prepared Speech; and Justin Hill, Noah Smith, Ryan Ward and Andrew Cassidy in Gorilla Communications.

Students from a variety of programs competed in events that demonstrate personal, workplace and technical skills.

SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, serving middle school, high school and college or postsecondary students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

New donut shop opening in Ludlow

June 5, 2024
The grand opening of New England Cider Donuts at 29 Main St. in Ludlow was recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting. The new shop will offer local coffee, breakfast sandwiches, assorted baked goods, in addition to delicious cider and specialty donuts. In the summer months it’ll also offer extravagant ice cream sundaes. 

United Way of Rutland County names new exc. director

May 22, 2024
The United Way of Rutland County (UWRC) announced the appointment of Tina Van Guilder as its new executive director, May 17.  Van Guilder officially assumed her role as executive director May 6. With over seven years of direct non-profit leadership experience in the Rutland County area, coupled with recent roles focusing on grant coordination, budget…

Three reasons I’m voting ‘Yes’ for the new school build

February 28, 2024
Dear Editor, As a full-time Killington resident, here are three reasons why I’m voting for the new school build. First, the time is now. As others have indicated in previous letters, seven years of school boards have been working on this project. Over the course of that time, volunteer school board members, community members, and…

Suspect arrested in shooting of 3 Palestinian American students

November 29, 2023
  By Alan J. Keays/VTDigger Burlington Police say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting Saturday night that wounded three young Palestinian American men. The three men, all 20 years old, were in Burlington visiting relatives of one of the men over the Thanksgiving holiday when the shooting took place around 6:30 p.m. Saturday…