NCTC Students Shine at Vermont SkillsUSA

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Adelyne Collin, Editor

Northwest Career and Technical Center (NCTC) students recently competed in the 2022 SkillsUSA Vermont Leadership Conference and are set to compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. 

SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization that serves more than 395,000 high school, college and middle school students around the country. Each year, NCTC students compete at the state level in competitions related to their program. Gold medalists then go on to represent the state of Vermont at the SkillsUSA National Conference, which is typically held in Louisville, Ky. The competitions are developed and organized through partnerships between industry, education and labor. 

The Vermont SkillsUSA competitions took place between April 4-7, with a statewide awards ceremony held on the evening of April 7 at Vermont Technical College. The following students from NCTC took home gold, silver and bronze medals from this year’s competitions: 

Gold Medalists 

Ayvah Labelle | Nail Care 

Macie Boudreau | Cosmetology 

Jessica Ordway | Medical Terminology 

Calla Bourdeau | Early Childhood Education 

Elizabeth Couture | First Aid CPR 

Anthony Doe | Medical Math 

Cole Boyle | Motorcycle Maintenance 

Silver Medalists 

Jayden Montgomery | Nail Care 

Emma Bordeau | Medical Terminology 

Alyssa Perkins | Early Childhood Education

Connor Powell | Related Technical Math 

William Sawyer | Job Interview 

Richard Page | Carpentry 

Zach Zizza | Motorcycle 

Quiz Bowl Team: 

Peter Larson, Michael Vos, Kate Riley, 

Jessica Southwick, Kaiden Capsey 

Bronze Medalists 

Aiden Laurendeau | Restaurant Service 

Cadence Moore | Nail Care 

Mallory Downes | Customer Service 

Jacob Pigeon | Carpentry 

Additionally, Katelyn Wilson, a student in NCTC’s Medical Professions program, has been elected as a state officer for SkillsUSA. All gold medalists will go on to compete against the other competition winners in the nation at the national leadership conference in June.