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.
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)
Thomas Nichols – Ambassador (Acushnet)
Taylor Raposa (Acushnet)
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) – Thomas 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)
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