Tri-County Students Bring Home Silver Medals from National SkillsUSA Competition
Three students from Tri-County Regional’s Computer Information Systems Program claimed silver medals at the 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.
Rising seniors Eric Bernard from Plainville and Armen Eghian and Tyler Mello both of Seekonk received silver medals in the Career Pathways Showcase, Arts and Communications category competition at the annual conference.
The students participated in the NASA HUNCH program and designed and developed a card game that astronauts can play on iPads while up in the International Space Station. They brought their product to the Massachusetts SkillsUSA completion this past May and won the Gold medal for Career Pathways Showcase, Arts and Communications category. The Gold won them a spot in the National competition in Louisville, KY where they placed 2nd.
More than 16,000 people from across the United States participated in the annual event, which was held from June 19th through June 27th.
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.