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Keefe Tech Students Win 19 Medals at Skills USA Conference

"We were the first district to have the competition and we did very well. Our students won eight gold, five silver and six bronze medals," said Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championship Director and Career Technical Coordinator at Keefe Tech John B

Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham was the host site for the District III Massachusetts SkillsUSA Conference this month.

Keefe tech welcomed more than 600 students from 10n Massachusetts career technical schools who competed in over 80 contests, which included a written SkillsUSA employment skills test, a written trade knowledge test and a safety
test.

And the host school performed extremely well.

“We were the first district to have the competition and we did very well. Our students won eight gold, five silver and six bronze medals. We are very proud of
how our students performed and couldn’t have asked for a better turnout," said John Brochu, Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championship Director and Career Technical Coordinator at Keefe Tech in a press release.

Keefe Tech gold medalists were Dimitri Zigotegos and Riccilyn Orme of Framingham, Jenna Kennally and Nick Stillwell of Holliston, John Curtin of Natick, Mackenzie Fairbanks of Hopkinton, Siobhon Cox and Beatrice Alves of Ashland.

Silver medalists were Molly Dee and Delson Da Silva of Natick, Michelle Esmay of Ashland, Hunter Nichols and Raffaela Fitzpatrick of Framingham.

Bronze medalists were Nikita Simkhovich of Ashland, Jonah Feintuck, Andrew
Franquiz and Natalia Torres of Framingham, Bonnie Davidson of Holliston and Ian Heino of Natick.

Gold and silver medalists will go on to the state competition on April 26 at
Blackstone Valley Technical School in Upton and at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough.

In addition to the 13 medal winners, another group of students will represent Keefe Tech in various leadership events.

SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing high school and college students for careers in technical, trade, and skilled service occupations through local, state, and national programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills, emphasizing total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.

Keefe Regional Technical School is a four-year public high school located in Framingham. In addition to 15 career and technical programs, Keefe Tech offers a complete college preparatory and honors academic program to students from the communities of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick.

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