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Minuteman students earn medals at state SkillsUSA conference

Davis Kahmann of Arlington, left and Evan Kennedy-Spaien of Revere were among the winners. / Alice Ofria photoDavis Kahmann of Arlington, left, and Evan Kennedy-Spaien of Revere were among the winners. / Alice Ofria photo

Seventeen students from Minuteman High School in Lexington recently captured 10 medals in a statewide skills competition against their peers.

Minuteman students earned one gold (first-place) medal, five silver (second-place) medals and four bronze (third-place) medals at the 2016 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference held in Marlborough from April 28 to 30. SkillsUSA allows students in career and technical education to compete in a host of technical and leadership competitions.

A total of 44 students from Minuteman represented the school at the event.

Student Sean Datar earned a gold medal, which qualifies him to compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference from June 20 to 25 in Louisville, Ky.

The medalists from Minuteman were as follows:

Action Skills: Collin Kelly (Sudbury), 2nd place;

Career Pathways Showcase: Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources – Alison Beucler (Medford), Allison Kirk (Saugus), Brian Courtney Jr. (West Roxbury), 2nd place;

Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial Engineering: Rachel Sheehan (Malden), Kentra Vellom (Sudbury), Dante Fiore (Medford), 2nd place;

Employment Action Skills: Erin Noel (Medford), 2nd place;

Freshman Exploratory Project: Jordan Mills (Waltham), 3rd place;

Human-Robot: Ben Leone (Lancaster), Pratush Kc (Woburn), 3rd place;

Mobile Robotics: Davis Kahmann (Arlington), Evan Kennedy-Spaien (Revere), 2nd place;

Related Technical Math: Sean Datar (Acton), 1st place;

Technical Drafting: Jasper Hendrix (Acton), 3rd place;

Web Design: Anastasia Monich (Boxborough), Adam Powell (Arlington), 3rd place.

Minuteman staff members Alice Ofria, Crystal Auger, Karen Tan, Larry Lambert, Kyle Romano and Patrick Rafter accompanied the students as advisers.

This announcement was published Sunday, May 15, 2016.

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