2017 SkillsUSA Massachusetts District 2 Medal Winners

Tri-County Regional’s high school and post-secondary students brought home 50 medals from the SkillsUSA District 2 State Leadership and Skills Conference held on Thursday, March 2nd.  Gold and silver medalists will attend the SkillsUSA Massachusetts State Leadership and Skills Conference Championships on April 26th through April 28th.

Tri-County's high school gold medalists are Jeffrey Blenkhorn of Medway and Justin Quaranto of Franklin (Additive Manufacturing Team); Michael Sarazin of Franklin (Architectural Drafting); Scott Danley of Franklin (Cabinetmaking); John Winship of North Attleboro (Computer Programming); Alexis Chapman of Seekonk (Criminal Justice); Amanda Merigo of North Attleboro (First Aid/CPR); Adrianna Celeste of North Attleboro, Kaitlyn Jones of Plainville, Gabriella Mills of North Attleboro, and Katie Udell of Medway (Health Knowledge Bowl Team); Elias Stevens of North Attleboro (Masonry); Lucien Parker of Norfolk (Technical Computer Applications); Ethan Mace of Seekonk and Andrew Plante of North Attleboro (Urban Search & Rescue Team).

The gold medalists from the post-secondary programs are Donna Guadagno of Sherborn (Cosmetology); Verkeh Kerkula of Pawtucket, RI (First Aid/CPR); April Birch of Seekonk, Joseph DiMarzio of Woonsocket, RI, Natalie Hart of Franklin, and Emily Jones of Walpole (Health Knowledge Bowl Team); Courtney Kelly of Franklin (Medical Math); Katerina Donnelly of Walpole (Medical Terminology); and Ashley Sherman of North Attleboro (Practical Nursing).

The high school silver medalists are Brodie Damato of North Attleboro and Evan Langille of North Attleboro (Additive Manufacturing Team); Caitlin Tavares of Seekonk (Advertising Design); Dylan Livingstone of North Attleboro (Automotive Refinishing Technology); Allyson Bettencourt of North Attleboro (Cabinetmaking); Alye Gobin of North Attleboro (Carpentry); Nathan Barber of North Attleboro (Collision Repair Technology); Christopher West of North Attleboro (Computer Programming);  Christopher Roy of Franklin (Criminal Justice);  Kaylee Dunn of North Attleboro (Early Childhood Education);  Meghan Perry of Medway (Esthetics);  Emily Brousseau of North Attleboro, Mackenzie Crawford of Attleboro, Sarah Killoy of Franklin, and Carolyn MacPherson of North Attleboro (Health Knowledge Bowl); Adam Tozian of Franklin (HVACR); Micah Perkins of Medway (Information Technology Service);  Justin Stevens of North Attleboro (Technical Computer Applications); Emily Fedele of Medway and Sean Westfield of Seekonk (Urban Search & Rescue Team); Michael Barba of Franklin and Nicholas Stone of North Attleboro (Web Design Team).

Post-secondary silver medalists are Nicole Pineau-Plaud of Millis (Cosmetology); Celina Caseiro of Pawtucket, RI (First Aid/CPR); Alyssa Blakely of Lincoln, RI, Ydelie Guerrier of Cranston, RI, McKenzie Sherman of North Attleboro, and Christine Wanjiru of Worcester (Health Knowledge Bowl Team); Rebecca Cavallari of Plainville (Medical Terminology); and Sarah Calderbank of North Attleboro (Practical Nursing).

Bronze medalists are Hannah Kegley of Attleboro (Cosmetology - Over 500 Hours); Katherine Pensak of Walpole (Criminal Justice); Colleen Kinney of North Attleboro (Culinary Arts); Samantha Frey of Medway (Dental Assisting); Michael Ruo of North Attleboro (Graphic Communications); Tanner Weinacker of Medway (Internetworking); Rosemarie Carreiro of Franklin (Masonry); Joseph Brown of Franklin (Screen Printing Technology); Brandon Hayward of North Attleboro and Julien Vasserot of Franklin (Urban Search & Rescue Team); and Brian Nolan of North Attleboro and Ian Whitney of North Attleboro (Web Design Team).

Kelley Cronin of North Attleboro (Cosmetology); Brittany Capece of Plainville (First Aid/CPR); and Jessica Carmichael of Franklin (Medical Terminology) all won bronze medals in the post-secondary division.

Tri-County sophomore Alina Coffey of Medway has been chosen as a candidate for state officer and will proceed to the finals at the State Leadership & Skills Conference in April.

Congratulations to all our Tri-County students who participated in SkillsUSA!

SkillsUSA is a national professional organization for career and technical students that provides leadership, citizenship and character development programs. Competitions run at the local and state level give students the opportunity to demonstrate both occupational and leadership skills. All Tri-County students are members of SkillsUSA.