For Immediate Release
April 9, 2018
South Burlington, VT
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South Burlington, VT – About 89 Stafford Technical Center participated in the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference at various locations in and around South Burlington on April 4th and 5th. Students from a variety of programs competed in events that allow students to develop and demonstrate personal, workplace and technical skills. A few competitions were held on the weekends leading up to the two-day conference.
SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is an individual membership organization serving middle school, high school and college/postsecondary students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA Inc. is a national nonprofit and tax-exempt organization.
Stafford Technical Center garnered 33 medals total in individual and group competitions, including 8 Gold medals, 18 Silver medals, and 7 Bronze medals. 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.
Also recognized as Advisor of the Year was Stafford’s own John Bixby, Electrical and Plumbing Instructor. Bixby was recognized for his years of service to SkillsUSA and his contribution of setting up the Team Works competition in the state of Vermont.
Gold medal winners are: 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 are: 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 are: 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.