Arlington students among Minuteman medalists at skills competition

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Minuteman students earned gold, silver and bronze medals in the regional SkillsUSA District III competition held at Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham on Feb. 28.   

SkillsUSA is a national organization that allows students in career and technical education to compete in rigorous technical and leadership competitions. The medalists from Minuteman were:

Culinary arts: gold, Sam Zurlo '19, Lexington;

Cosmetology over 500 hours: bronze, Madelyn Hedges '8, Arlington;

Additive manufacturing: gold, Ben Tangora '20, Lexington and Brandon Bain '20, Lexington:

Electrical construction wiring, silver, Luke Scannell '20, Lexington;

Mechatronics, gold, Benjamin Leone '18, Lancaster; and Dan Seriy ‘'8, Needham, silver; Alex Northup '19, Needham; and Ethan Moore '19, Arlington;

Web design and programming: gold, Adam Powell '18, Arlington; and Ethan Francis-Wright '18, Arlington;

Mobile robotics, gold, Gaetano Taranto '19, Waltham; and Jake Dionne '19, Concord, bronze; Emmanuel Adey '20, Lexington;

Robotics automation technology, gold, Sam Harris '19, Lancaster; and Sophia Li '19, Acton;

Telecommunication cabling, gold, Sean O'Connor '18, Winchester; and

Industrial baking, silver, Thomas Merida '18, Watertown.

The adviser of the Minuteman chapter of SkillsUSA is Engineering instructor Malcolm Paradise.

Many of these students will compete at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference held from April 2 through 28 in Marlborough.

This news announcement was published Sunday, March 11, 2018.