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Northeast Metro Tech Students Place, Qualify for States at District III SkillsUSA Conference

WAKEFIELD– Superintendent David DiBarri is pleased to share that several Northeast Metro Tech Students placed at the District III SkillsUSA Conference and qualified to compete in the statewide conference. 

“We are so proud of the phenomenal skill and knowledge our students demonstrated at the District III conference in February. These students are deeply committed to their education and their futures, and it is so exciting to see many of them moving on to compete in the state conference later this school year,” Superintendent DiBarri said. “I would also like to recognize our Skills Advisors, Chris Donahue and Randy Allender, for all their hard work in supporting our students this year.”

The District III SkillsUSA Conference was held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and Northeast Metro Tech students participating in the competition did so in-person at Northeast Metro Tech. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, participants were able to participate in-person, at their schools, or virtually, if required by COVID-19 related policies of their sending school. 

SkillsUSA is hosting six regional contests for districts across the state, and students who qualify in their district will move on to compete in the SkilsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference Championships. District competitions began in February and continue this March. 

Students who competed in the district competition took a written SkilllsUSA employment skills test as well as a written test regarding their trade.

Northeast Metro Tech students who placed in the competition include:

  • Fama Victoria, grade 12, of Malden placed first in the Architectural Drafting competition and qualified for the statewide SkillsUSA competition.
  • Poggio Katherine, grade 12, of Revere placed first in the Dental Assisting competition and qualified for the statewide SkillsUSA competition.
  • Chesna Dominic, grade 11, of Revere placed second in the HVACR competition and qualified for the statewide SkillsUSA competition.
  • Fung Thomas, grade 11, of Stoneham placed third in the HVACR competition.
  • Zelya Keyla, grade 12, of Chelsea placed first in the Industrial Motor Control competition and qualified for the statewide SkillsUSA competition.
  • Mitchell Ariana, grade 12, of Winthrop placed first in the Medical Assistant competition and qualified for the statewide SkillsUSA competition.
  • Heysel Benavides, grade 12, of Revere placed second in the Medical Assistant competition and qualified for the statewide SkillsUSA competition.
  • Silva Garcia Valeria, grade 11, of Saugus placed third in the Medical Assistant competition. 
  • Angelo Moscato, grade 11, of Saugus placed third as a one person team in the Robotics and Automation Tech competition.
  • Ganino Jessica, grade 12, of Saugus placed second in the Screen Printing Technology competition and qualified for the statewide SkillsUSA competition.

To view the full list of competition results from the District III SkillsUSA Competition, click here.

The State Leadership & Skills Conference will be held on Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1. Students that qualify in the state championship will be eligible to compete in the National Leadership & Skills Conference in June. 

SkillsUSA Massachusetts is the state chapter of the national SkillsUSA organization, both of which support students in middle school and beyond who are studying to work in the trade, technical and skilled service fields. To learn more about SkillsUSA Massachusetts, please visit their website here. More information about the national SkillUSA program can be found here.

 

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