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Area high school students win SkillsUSA medals

About 89 Stafford Technical Center participated in the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference at various locations in and around South Burlington April 4-5. Students competed to demonstrate personal, workplace and technical skills.

Stafford Technical Center garnered 33 medals total in individual and group competitions, including eight gold medals, 18 silver medals, and seven bronze medals, according to an April 9 news release.

Medal winners attend Stafford Technical Center 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, Proctor High School, Mount St. Joseph Academy, West Rutland High School and homeschooling.

Gold medal winners:
Anthony Petrossi (MRUHS) in Firefighting, Caden Curtis (RHS) and Levi Tarbell (MRUHS) in Team Works, James Mars (Poultney HS) in Plumbing, Matthew Rock (RHS) in Medical Math, Noah Logan (RHS) and Johnathan Urbani (RHS) in Additive Manufacturing, and Matthew Rock (RHS) in Job Interview.

Silver medal winners:
Dylan Beebe (MRUHS) and Samuel Norton (MRUHS) in Interactive Game Design, K. “Jasper” Lynch (RHS) in Pin Design, Carter Colwell (RHS), Zariannah Guyette (RHS) and Hunter Lanfear (MRUHS) in Crime Scene Investigation, Dylan Beebe (MRUHS) in Extemporaneous Speaking, Brittany Stewart (OVUHS) in Cosmetology, Jacob White (OVUHS) in Action Skills, Gregg Godda (Proctor HS) and Marcus Rockwell (MRUHS) in Teamworks,

Logan Kenyon (RHS) and Gavin Owens (homeschooled) in TV Video Production, Hunter Lanfear (MRUHS) in Job Skills Demo, Darin Alt (FHUHS) in Plumbing, William Li (MSJ) in Medical Math, Brooke Galvin (FHUHS) in Technical Drafting, Kegan Stellato (RHS) in Photography.

Bronze medal winners:
Julie Cressy (WRHS) in Pin Design, Ryan Ward (MRUHS) in Extemporaneous Speaking, Jared Disorda (OVUHS) in Plumbing, Dan Denton (RHS) and Nick Fish (RHS) in Digital Cineman Production, Victoria Dubois (FHUHS) in Job Interview, and Lauren Lape (OVUHS) in Job Skills Demo A.

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

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