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BVT students earn 94 SkillsUSA medals at District V Competition

36 Gold, 27 Silver, 31 Bronze, and 9 Sweeps 

UPTON – Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) students put the systems voc-tech mission on full display. During the first of three SkillsUSA competitions, students test their vocational-technical competency by competing with other trained career and technical education students from six vocational high schools. On March 13, 227 BVT students competed in the annual SkillsUSA Massachusetts District V Competition with outstanding outcomes.

The competition allows students to demonstrate their vocational-technical education, skills, and knowledge with SkillsUSA employment and trade tests. Successfully demonstrating their knowledge in their career technical area of study, employability skills, and safety. Student competitors from BVT proudly claimed 36 gold, 27 silver, 31 bronze medals and swept 9 categories.

68 students will advance from districts to compete amongst the most talented vocational-technical students in the Commonwealth at the SkillsUSA Massachusetts State competition held at BVT in late April. An additional 43 students will go directly to the state competition, and 13 student delegates will represent BVT. The complete list of medalists is available at


Gold: Kalynn Bellefontaine, Nurse Assisting; Noah LeFave, Electronics Technology; Leila Leyvas, Health Knowledge Bowl; Abigail Scharnagle, Medical Math; and Arthur Tusoni, Television (Video) Production.

Bronze: Sophia Blalock, Cosmetology Over 500 Hours; and Charles Lozeau, Mobile Robotics Technology.


Gold: Cassidy Lyon, Health Knowledge Bowl; and Ryan Poirier, CNC 3 Axis Milling Programmer.

Silver: Justin Fransen, Mechatronics; and Laith Shloul, Telecommunications Cabling.

Bronze: Ryan May, Urban Search & Rescue; and Van Richard, Mobile Robotics Technology.