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2004-2005 Old Colony SkillsUSA Competition

On February 7, 2005, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School held its annual schoolwide SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony. Students in Old Colony’s twelve vocational training areas competed in twenty-one skill competitions covering various aspects of each vocational program. All award winners will now be eligible to compete at the district competition to be held March 2, 2005, at Upper Cape Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Result of the competition announced at an assembly on February 7, 2005:

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Architectural Drafting
Gold Medalist – Ryan Pimental (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Brandon Deneault (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Jennifer Lewis (Lakeville)
Finalist – Andrew Reale (Acushnet)
Auto Machine Shop
Gold Medalist – Matthew Nye (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Timothy Auguston (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Michael Ferreira (Freetown)
Auto Service Technology
Gold Medalist – Gordon Boardman (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Joshua Sorensen (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Russell Michaud (Acushnet)
Carpentry
Gold Medalist – Matthew Gonneville (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Matthew Lowery (E. Freetown)
Bronze Medalist – Harrie Ashley (E. Freetown)
Finalist – Nathan Makuch (Acushnet)
Commercial Baking
Gold Medalist – Jonathan Denham (Rochester)
Silver Medalist – Cory Costa-Enos (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Joshua Pinzino (Acushnet)
Finalist – Nicholas Shepler (Acushnet)
Computer Maintenance Technology
Gold Medalist – Derek Crippen (Mattapoisett)
Silver Medalist – Jared Galvin (Freetown)
Cosmetology Stylist (Over 500 hours)
Gold Medalist – Stylist: Shannon Pacheco (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Stylist: Jessica St. Pierre (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Stylist: Rhiannon White (Acushnet)
Finalist – Stylist: Ashley Deterra (Acushnet)
Cosmetology Stylist (Under 500 hours)
Gold Medalist – Stylist: Johnelle Roderick (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Stylist: Jessica Frates (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Stylist: Jamie Lane (Lakeville)
Finalist – Stylist: Cassandra Marujo (Acushnet)
Culinary Arts
Gold Medalist – Erin Mello (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Andre Arsenault (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Desiree Genard (Acushnet)
Finalist – Mari Mitchell (Lakeville)
Electronic Applications
Gold Medalist – Amanda Murdoch (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Stephen Mello (Lakeville)
Bronze Medalist – Robert Loesher (Carver)
Finalist Medalist – Keith McAvoy (Freetown)
Electronic Technology
Gold Medalist – Herbert George (Lakeville)
Silver Medalist – Perry Wood (Rochester)
Graphic Communications
Gold Medalist – Jessica Card (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Steffanie Neal (Rochester)
Nail Care
Gold Medalist – Melissa Creed (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Melissa Franco (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Katelyn Ryan (Carver)
Nurse Assistant & Orderly
Gold Medalist – Jennifer Howes (Lakeville)
Silver Medalist – Kerrie Rousseau (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Jared Jacobs (Carver)
Finalist – Lee-Ann Teixeira (Acushnet)
Precision Machining Technology
Gold Medalist – Joshua Szlegler (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Daniel Rittenhouse (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Matthew Milka (Rochester)
Finalist – Andre Fournier (Acushnet)
Residential Wiring
Gold Medalist – David O’Brien (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Alexander Knox (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Joshua Hopkinson (Mattapoisett)
Finalist – Daniel Oliveria (Carver)
Technical Computer Applications
Gold Medalist – Chris Kirk (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Lisa Ellis (E. Freetown)
Bronze Medalist – Rebecca Viera (Acushnet)
Finalist – Nicholas DeBrum (Lakeville)
Technical Drafting
Gold Medalist – Corey T. Silveira (Mattapoisett)
Silver Medalist – Dereck B. Deschamps (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Ryan J. St. Pierre (Acushnet)
Finalist – Nikolas J. Baccelli (E. Freetown)
Web Design
Gold Medalist – Jeffrey Golenski (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Jeffrey Cormier (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Kyle O’Neill (Lakeville)
Finalist Medalist – Michael Cormier (Mattapoisett)
Welding
Gold Medalist – Shawn Carvalho (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Bancroft Ellis (Lakeville)
Bronze Medalist – Stephen Standish (Lakeville)
Finalist Medalist – Brian Chasse (Acushnet)

2004-2005 Old Colony SkillsUSA Competition

On February 7, 2005, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School held its annual schoolwide SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony. Students in Old Colony’s twelve vocational training areas competed in twenty-one skill competitions covering various aspects of each vocational program. All award winners will now be eligible to compete at the district competition to be held March 2, 2005, at Upper Cape Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Result of the competition announced at an assembly on February 7, 2005:

(Click images for larger view)

Architectural Drafting
Gold Medalist – Ryan Pimental (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Brandon Deneault (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Jennifer Lewis (Lakeville)
Finalist – Andrew Reale (Acushnet)
Auto Machine Shop
Gold Medalist – Matthew Nye (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Timothy Auguston (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Michael Ferreira (Freetown)
Auto Service Technology
Gold Medalist – Gordon Boardman (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Joshua Sorensen (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Russell Michaud (Acushnet)
Carpentry
Gold Medalist – Matthew Gonneville (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Matthew Lowery (E. Freetown)
Bronze Medalist – Harrie Ashley (E. Freetown)
Finalist – Nathan Makuch (Acushnet)
Commercial Baking
Gold Medalist – Jonathan Denham (Rochester)
Silver Medalist – Cory Costa-Enos (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Joshua Pinzino (Acushnet)
Finalist – Nicholas Shepler (Acushnet)
Computer Maintenance Technology
Gold Medalist – Derek Crippen (Mattapoisett)
Silver Medalist – Jared Galvin (Freetown)
Cosmetology Stylist (Over 500 hours)
Gold Medalist – Stylist: Shannon Pacheco (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Stylist: Jessica St. Pierre (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Stylist: Rhiannon White (Acushnet)
Finalist – Stylist: Ashley Deterra (Acushnet)
Cosmetology Stylist (Under 500 hours)
Gold Medalist – Stylist: Johnelle Roderick (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Stylist: Jessica Frates (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Stylist: Jamie Lane (Lakeville)
Finalist – Stylist: Cassandra Marujo (Acushnet)
Culinary Arts
Gold Medalist – Erin Mello (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Andre Arsenault (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Desiree Genard (Acushnet)
Finalist – Mari Mitchell (Lakeville)
Electronic Applications
Gold Medalist – Amanda Murdoch (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Stephen Mello (Lakeville)
Bronze Medalist – Robert Loesher (Carver)
Finalist Medalist – Keith McAvoy (Freetown)
Electronic Technology
Gold Medalist – Herbert George (Lakeville)
Silver Medalist – Perry Wood (Rochester)
Graphic Communications
Gold Medalist – Jessica Card (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Steffanie Neal (Rochester)
Nail Care
Gold Medalist – Melissa Creed (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Melissa Franco (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Katelyn Ryan (Carver)
Nurse Assistant & Orderly
Gold Medalist – Jennifer Howes (Lakeville)
Silver Medalist – Kerrie Rousseau (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Jared Jacobs (Carver)
Finalist – Lee-Ann Teixeira (Acushnet)
Precision Machining Technology
Gold Medalist – Joshua Szlegler (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Daniel Rittenhouse (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Matthew Milka (Rochester)
Finalist – Andre Fournier (Acushnet)
Residential Wiring
Gold Medalist – David O’Brien (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Alexander Knox (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Joshua Hopkinson (Mattapoisett)
Finalist – Daniel Oliveria (Carver)
Technical Computer Applications
Gold Medalist – Chris Kirk (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Lisa Ellis (E. Freetown)
Bronze Medalist – Rebecca Viera (Acushnet)
Finalist – Nicholas DeBrum (Lakeville)
Technical Drafting
Gold Medalist – Corey T. Silveira (Mattapoisett)
Silver Medalist – Dereck B. Deschamps (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Ryan J. St. Pierre (Acushnet)
Finalist – Nikolas J. Baccelli (E. Freetown)
Web Design
Gold Medalist – Jeffrey Golenski (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Jeffrey Cormier (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Kyle O’Neill (Lakeville)
Finalist Medalist – Michael Cormier (Mattapoisett)
Welding
Gold Medalist – Shawn Carvalho (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Bancroft Ellis (Lakeville)
Bronze Medalist – Stephen Standish (Lakeville)
Finalist Medalist – Brian Chasse (Acushnet)

2005 SkillsUSA National Championships – Web Design

The team of Jeffrey Golenski (senior) and Jeffrey Cormier (sophomore), both of Acushnet, made the entire Old Colony community proud as they won the Bronze Medal at the annual SkillsUSA National Championships, held in Kansas City, Missouri, from June 21-24, 2005. Competing in the Web Design competition, Jeff G. & Jeff C. completed a written test, organized a storyboard, participated in an interview with judges, and created a functional website for a non-profit organization. Representing Massachusetts, the Old Colony team placed third (behing New Jersey & Oregon) in a field of 32 teams of the top high school web designers in the country.

The winners of the annual SkillsUSA Championships in WEB DESIGN were announced Friday evening, June 24, 2005 at the Awards Ceremony of the fortieth SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The Conference was held June 21 � June 24, 2005, at the Municipal Auditorium, the Kemper Arena, H. Roe Bartle Hall, the downtown Marriott and the downtown Radisson in Kansas City, Missouri. Over 4, 600 outstanding career and technical education students joined in the excitement of the hands-on competition in eighty different trade, technical, and leadership fields.

Working against the clock and each other, the participants proved their expertise in job skills for occupations such as electronics, technical drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. There were also competitions in leadership skills, such as extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedures.

SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. It sponsors the SkillsUSA Championships annually to recognize the achievements of career and technical education students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations.

The contests are planned by technical committees made up of representatives of labor and management and are designed to test the skills need for a successful entry-level performance in given occupational fields. Safety practices and procedure � an area of great concern to labor and management alike � are judged and graded and constitute a portion of a contestant’s score.

The Web Design contest evaluated each contestant’s preparation for employment and recognizes outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of Web design. Two-person teams assume the roles of Web Designer, Webmaster and Web Developer. The 2005 contest requires each team to build a completely function Web site for a non-profit agency. The focus will be on Web Site accessibility.

The members of the national technical committee for the Web Design contest include CHAIR Bill Cullifer, World Organization of Webmasters (CA); Kirsti Aho, Macromedia (CA); Lisa Deakes, Adobe Systems Inc. (CA); Philip Ledgerwood (MO); Steve Loethen, MicroSoft Corporation (KS); Bob Schoenherr, Systems Inc. (CA); and Evelyn Zahas (MD). Other supporting organizations include Adobe.

NHS Chapter receives 5th Outstanding Service Project Award

(12/2/04):
The Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society was awarded a national Outstanding Service Project Award as part of the National Honor Society Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 12-14, 2004. Eight students represented Old Colony at the twelfth annual conference.

This is the fifth time and second year in a row that Old Colony had received a national Outstanding Service Project Award. This year the award was received for the service project Blanket Yourself With Love. This project involved making fleece “lap blankets” for residents in a local nursing home to use and enjoy during the cold winter months. NHS members also wanted to show the residents that someone was thinking about them and to brighten their day.

NHS members solicited donations of money and materials to make the blankets from fellow students, staff members, and the community. “Blanket making” workshops were then held after school with faculty members volunteering their time and expertise in demonstrating how to make the blankets. NHS members, with help from additional students, were able to make thirty-five fleece lap blankets. The blankets were then rolled and tied with a ribbon and a card to make a gift package.

NHS members then personally delivered the blankets to a local nursing home where they were able to visit with each recipient and help them open up the blankets, if necessary.

In 2003, the Old Colony chapter was recognized for its service project Sock it to Me Reading. NHS members solicited donations for children’s books and then created “sock” puppets to accompany chosen books. NHS members then visited local schools to read the books with the accompanying puppets to the children. The books and puppets were then donated to the classes along with additional boxes of books that had been collected.

In 2000, the chapter was recognized for its service project Quilts for Comfort. For this project, NHS members and friends created three quilts from donated materials. These quilts were then raffled and the proceeds used to purchase blankets that were donated to the Market Ministries homeless shelter in New Bedford. A wall hanging quilt was also created to represent each department, shop, academic area, athletic group, and organization at Old Colony. It now hangs on permanent display in the school library.

In 1988, the award was in recognition of a Valentine’s Day community project called Share a Little Warmth. Members of the NHS collected soup and socks to benefit the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center families. Local businesses, students, and faculty members helped by donating items and money.

In 1994, the Old Colony chapter was recognized for a book-drive they had conducted to help establish a library in New Bedford’s Parker Elementary School.

Honor Society members from across the country participated in the National Conference held this year in St. Louis. During the three-day conference, delegated learned leadership skills that can enhance NHS programs at the local level, shared ideas for activities, and discussed important issues relevant to the needs of American youth today. Old colony was on of the ten NHS Chapters that received national awards for outstanding service to their school and community this year is the only chapter in the country to have won five Out Standing Service Project awards.

The Old Colony Chapter of the NHS has also received five Commended Chapter Awards. The first one was in 1998 and again in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004. The Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association State NHS Committee presents this award to four local chapters each year exemplifying the “best that the National Honor Society represents.”

Six officers attend Fall Leadership Conference

The Old Colony Chapter of SkillsUSA (formerly VICA) was well-represented at the organization’s annual Fall State Leadership Conference at Best Western’s Royal Plaza in Fitchburg, MA, on November 14-16, 2004. Vocational schools across the state send their student officers to the three-day conference each year for training.Over 500 students and advisors were in attendance.

Through group activities and competitions, students learn the many skills required to be a good leader. Students also participated in a major community service project co-sponsored by City Year, a Boston-based community service group. Students and advisors alike worked to spruce up a Fitchburg, MA, day-care center. The event was sponsored by Timberland and Skillers Workwear.

The attending Old Colony SkillsUSA officers were: Desiree Genard (Acushnet), Rachel Cardoza (Acushnet), Ryan Daniel (Rochester), Timothy Blanchard (Carver), Jacqueline Fagan (Freetown), and Lethia Tate (Taunton). All of the students received their leadership awards, with Blanchard, Tate, and Genard receiving medallions for their group’s performance.

Old Colony SkillsUSA Officers – (2004-2005)

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School held an election to select SkillsUSA officers from the membership. Massachusetts SkillsUSA is a national organization which sponsors competitions for students at local, regional, state, national, and international levels. Each year, students from Old Colony represent the school in competition.

The following students have been elected as officers in our Chapter for the 2004-2005 school year:

SkillsUSA Officers for 2005-2006

Officer Elected Office Town
Andre Arsenault President Acushnet
Sarah Roberts Vice-President Acushnet
Erin Mello Secretary Acushnet
Nicole Doyle Treasurer Freetown
Luke Capola Reporter Carver
Desiree Genard Parliamentarian Lakeville
Lethia Tate Ambassador Lakeville
Rachel Cardoza Ambassador Acushnet
Ryan Daniel Historian Rochester

Web Design team wins bronze medal at SkillsUSA Nationals

The team of Jeffrey Golenski (senior) and Jeffrey Cormier (sophomore), both of Acushnet, made the entire Old Colony community proud as they won the Bronze Medal at the annual SkillsUSA National Championships, held in Kansas City, Missouri, from June 21-24, 2005. Competing in the Web Design competition, Jeff G. & Jeff C. completed a written test, organized a storyboard, participated in an interview with judges, and created a functional website for a non-profit organization. Representing Massachusetts, the Old Colony team placed third (behing New Jersey & Oregon) in a field of 32 teams of the top high school web designers in the country.

 

NHS officers elected for 2004-2005

(5/24/04):
Four members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recently elected to serve as officers for the 2004-2005 school year. The officers will assume responsibility for leading the Society to achieve its varied service goals.

Elected president was Jennifer L. Howes of Lakeville, vice-president Stefan D. Beaulieu of Acushnet, treasurer Steffanie P. Neal of Rochester, and secretary Katie L. Hagerty of Lakeville.

The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in three-fourths of the nation’s high schools. Local chapters are sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.