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SkillsUSA Members Attend 2014 Fall State Leadership Conference

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School participated in the annual SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference on November 23-25, 2014. This annual event was held at the Best Western Hotel & conference center in Marlborough Massachusetts.

Ten of our students participated in the leadership training this year.

Seniors:

Norman L’Heureux – President (Freetown)

Kristy Fitzpatrick – Vice President (Lakeville)

Chad Underhill – Treasurer (Rochester)

Megan Galavotti – Secretary (Lakeville)

Timothy Hurley – Historian (Carver)

Thomas Smith – Parliamentarian (Lakeville)

Jason Bechtold – Reporter (Acushnet)

Juniors:

Thomas Nichols – Ambassador (Acushnet)

Taylor Raposa (Acushnet)

Freshman:

Amy Pringle (Acushnet)

The students participated in intense leadership training in group dynamics, employability skills, and communication skills. They each earned their SkillsUSA Massachusetts leadership award pin & certificate. Our students were divided into seven groups and additional subgroups with various students from other Massachusetts technical schools. The students participated in an opening ceremony, a talent show/dance, two days of leadership training, competition among the seven groups and a closing/awards ceremony.

Thomas Smith and Chad Underhill both participated in a community service project at the YMCA in Hopkinton.

All ten of our students earned their SKillsUSA Massachusetts leadership awards as well as the following with their groups:

Safety award (community service) РThomas Smith & Chad Underhill

Most Improved Award – Amy Pringle & Jason Bechtold

Team Profile – Jason Bechtold (Bronze Medal)

Community Service – Thomas Smith (Bronze Medal)

Community Service – Chad Underhill (Silver Medal)

Re-use, Re-claim, & Recycle (R3) – Taylor Raposa (Gold Medal)

Membership Promotion – Kristy Fitzpatrick (Gold Medal, perfect score)

Ribbons Earned:

Total Quality Management – Kristy Fitzpatrick (3rd)

Team Quality Awards:

7th: Amy Pringle & Thomas Smith

6th: Timothy Hurley & Kristy Fitzpatrick

5th: Taylor Raposa

4th: Norman L’Heureux & Megan Galavotti

3rd: Jason Bechtold

2nd: Chad Underhill

1st: Thomas Smith