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Diman students find pot of gold at SkillsUSA state competition

There may well have been a leprechaun on the bus with Diman students last weekend, because they earned a pot of gold at the 39th annual SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skill Conference in Marlboro on April 26 and 27.  

Diman students earned 48 medals, including 33 coveted gold medals. The gold medal winners will move onto the national SkillsUSA Championships held in June in Kansas City. 

"The way the students performed and acted brought unbelievable honor to Diman. It's a credit to the students and the teachers and what they do," said Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal Brian Bentley. "Kudos to the students and their teachers for being the best of the best! I'm so proud of their achievements."

Several of Diman's silver medalists were only beaten by other Diman students. Diman swept the top two spots in the Cabinetmaking, First Aid/CPR, Principles of Technology, and Related Technical Math competitions. 

Gold medal winners were Crystal Aguiar in the Practical Nursing competition, David Barata in the Cabinetmaking competition, Krystal Botelho in the OCC competition, Emily Braga in the Chapter Business Procedure competition, Stephanie Brodeur in the Career Pathways Showcase competition, Jonathan Candido in the Dental Assisting competition, Courtney Carvalho in the OCC competition, Kaitlin Costa in the Chapter Business Procedure competition, Stephen Costa in the Action Skills competition, Jessica Couture in the Principles of Technology competition, Amanda Diogo in the Health Occupations Portfolio competition, Ivy Faria in the Chapter Business Procedure competition, Taylor Farias in the Chapter Business Procedure competition, Jonathon Ferreira in the CNC Milling competition, Aimee Forcier in the Chapter Business Procedure competition, Ruth Freeman in the Related Technical Math competition, Zaina Gouveia in the Promotional Bulletin Board competition, Lauren Kipp in the OCC competition, Kayleigh Lamothe in the Chapter Business Procedure competition, Ashley Langlais in the Career Pathways Showcase competition, Jillian Lavoie in the Promotional Bulletin Board competition, Matthew Machado in the First Aid/CPR competition, Robert Martins in the Automotive Refinishing competition, Kristy Moniz in the Prepared Speech competition, Ashley Oliveira in the OCC competition, Chelsea Oliveira in the OCC competition, Aliyah Pacheco in the Promotional Bulletin Board competition, Melinda Pereira in the OCC competition, Krystal Raposo in the Job Interview competition, Lady Ribeiro in the Exploratory Project Demo competition, Alexandra Santos in the Job Skills A competition, Jennifer Souza in the Career Pathways Showcase competition, Kassandra Sweatt in the OCC competition.

Silver medalists include Nicholas Aspessi in the Cabinetmaking competition, Lucas Dos Santos in the Robotics & Automation competition, Ashley Farias in the Photography competition, Alex Ledo in the Precision Machining competition, Jay Lee in the Electronics competition, Robin Marvel in the First Aid/CPR competition, Ben Palmer in the Related Technical Math competition, Nicholas Parente in the CNC Turning competition, William Partington in the Welding competition, Patricia Pietrass in the Medical Math competition, Corey Toupin in the Principles of Technology competition, Victoria Winters in the Robotics & Automation competition.

Bronze medalists were Hayden Boule in the Robotics & Automation competition, Ashley Cadorette in the Robotics & Automation competition, Carl Medeiros in the Sheet Metal competition.

First Last Competition Shop Medal Town
Crystal Aguiar Practical Nursing LPN Gold New Bedford
David Barata Cabinetmaking CC Gold Swansea
Krystal Botelho OCC DA Gold Westport
Emily Braga Chapter Business Procedure OT Gold Fall River
Stephanie Brodeur Career Pathways Showcase OT Gold Swansea
Jonathan Candido Dental Assisting DA Gold Fall River
Courtney Carvalho OCC HA Gold Fall River
Kaitlin Costa Chapter Business Procedure OT Gold Fall River
Stephen Costa Action Skills CA Gold Fall River
Jessica Couture Principles of Technology ET Gold Fall River
Amanda Diogo Health Occupations Portfolio LPN Gold Swansea
Ivy Faria Chapter Business Procedure OT Gold Fall River
Taylor Farias Chapter Business Procedure OT Gold Fall River
Jonathon Ferreira CNC Milling MT Gold Swansea
Aimee Forcier Chapter Business Procedure OT Gold Westport
Ruth Freeman Related Technical Math LPN Gold Somerset
Zaina Gouveia Promotional Bulletin Board GC Gold Fall River
Lauren Kipp OCC GC Gold Fall River
Kayleigh Lamothe Chapter Business Procedure OT Gold Swansea
Ashley Langlais Career Pathways Showcase OT Gold Fall River
Jillian Lavoie Promotional Bulletin Board GC Gold Fall River
Matthew Machado First Aid/CPR HA Gold Fall River
Robert Martins Automotive Refinishing AC Gold Swansea
Kristy Moniz Prepared Speech GC Gold Fall River
Ashley Oliveira OCC HA Gold Fall River
Chelsea Oliveira OCC DA Gold Fall River
Aliyah Pacheco Promotional Bulletin Board GC Gold Fall River
Melinda Pereira OCC CA Gold Fall River
Krystal Raposo Job Interview LPN Gold Somerset
Lady Ribeiro Exploratory Project Demo HA Gold Fall River
Alexandra Santos Job Skills A HA Gold Swansea
Jennifer Souza Career Pathways Showcase OT Gold Westport
Kassandra Sweatt OCC DA Gold Fall River
Nicholas Aspessi Cabinetmaking CC Silver Swansea
Lucas Dos Santos Robotics & Automation ET Silver Fall River
Ashley Farias Photography GC Silver Fall River
Alex Ledo Precision Machining MT Silver Swansea
Jay Lee Electronics ET Silver Somerset
Robin Marvel First Aid/CPR LPN Silver Taunton
Ben Palmer Related Technical Math ET Silver Westport
Nicholas Parente CNC Turning MT Silver Fall River
William Partington Welding MF Silver Somerset
Patricia Pietrass Medical Math LPN Silver Fall River
Corey Toupin Principles of Technology ET Silver Fall River
Victoria Winters Robotics & Automation ET Silver Somerset
Hayden Boule Robotics & Automation ET Bronze Fall River
Ashley Cadorette Robotics & Automation ET Bronze Swansea
Carl Medeiros Sheet Metal MF Bronze Westport

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