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Diman student earns gold at SkillsUSA Nationals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Despite violent weather and fierce competition, Diman students thrived at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY last week. The school’s 13 medals earned 20% of Massachusetts’ haul, including a gold medal by Isabella Rodrigues.
Rodrigues, of Fall
River, showed her considerable violin demonstration skills to earn a gold medal
in Job Skills Open. Other individual medals were earned by Ally Toupin, who won
bronze in Job Skills A; Noah Gouveia, who earned a bronze medal in
Cabinetmaking; and Hannah Amarantes, who won a bronze in Medical Terminology.
Diman’s medal count continued in two team events, where bronze medals were earned by the Career Pathways Health Services team and the Chapter Business Team. The Career Pathways Health Services team was Mackenzie Almeida, Lauren Antunes, and Yazlyn Quiros, while the Diman's Chapter Business Team included Meggan DeSousa, Marissa Morrison, Brittany Oliveira, Collin Bugara, Elijah Moniz, and William Hawkins.
“We can be proud of how all our students competed and behaved in their competitions and throughout the week,” said Superintendent-Director Marta Montleon. “Everyone represented themselves, Diman, and Massachusetts well.”
In addition, Graphic Communication sophomore Shaun DaRocha was honored at the Opening Ceremony for his National Pin Design on Tuesday, June 21st with his family in attendance.
77% of Diman students finished in the top ten in the nation in their contests.
“After experiencing some difficult travel arrangements and several violent summer storms they all kept their focus and minimized any effect on their performance,” said SkillsUSA Advisor Karl Cabucio. “We had a great group of teacher/advisers that gave a week away from their families and a mature group of young adults that represented their town, school and state with distinction.”
|Rodrigues, Isabella||Job Skills Demonstration Open||Gold||Fall River|
|Toupin, Ally||Job Skills Demonstration A||Bronze||Fall River|
|Almeida, Mackenzie||Career Pathways Dental Cluster||Bronze||Fall River|
|Quiros, Yazlyn||Career Pathways Dental Cluster||Bronze||Fall River|
|Antunes, Lauren||Career Pathways Dental Cluster||Bronze||Fall River|
|Bugara, Collin||Chapter Business Procedure||Bronze||Fall River|
|DeSousa, Meggan||Chapter Business Procedure||Bronze||Fall River|
|Hawkins, William||Chapter Business Procedure||Bronze||Fall River|
|Moniz, Elijah||Chapter Business Procedure||Bronze||Westport|
|Morrison, Marissa||Chapter Business Procedure||Bronze||Fall River|
|Oliveira, Brittany||Chapter Business Procedure||Bronze||Westport|
|Amarantes, Hannah||Medical Terminology||Bronze||Fall River|
|Valcorba, Dinis||Electronics Technology||7th||Fall River|
|Benoit, Chelsey||Opening & Closing Ceremony||13th||Westport|
|Borges, Alyanna||Opening & Closing Ceremony||13th||Fall River|
|Janeiro, Beatrice||Opening & Closing Ceremony||13th||Fall River|
|Pereira, Kendra||Opening & Closing Ceremony||13th||Fall River|
|Stanley, Kyla||Opening & Closing Ceremony||13th||Fall River|
|Sweatt, Ashley||Opening & Closing Ceremony||13th||Fall River|
|Varao, Brent||Opening & Closing Ceremony||13th||Westport|
|Audet, Kayla||Job Skills Demonstration A Post Sec||Top 20||Fall River|
|Rodrigues, Brenda-Lee||Job Skills Demonstration Open Post Sec||Top 21||Westport|
|Fakunle, Victoria||Prepared Speech Post Sec||Top 22||Fall River|
|DaRocha, Shaun||National Pin Design||National Pin||Somerset|
Nathan Byrnes, Media Services Coordinator