Nashoba Tech to send 4 students to national SkillsUSA competition


WESTFORD — Nashoba Valley Technical High School will send four students — the most ever to qualify from the school — to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., on June 24-28.

Gold-medal winners at the recent State Competition qualify to compete at the national level.

Jason Gendron, a senior from Dracut, will return to the National Conference, where he earned a silver medal last year, after winning gold in Information Technology Services for the second straight year at the State Competition.

He’ll be joined by the team of Brian McCall (sophomore, Pepperell) and Olivia Spoth (senior, Pepperell), who earned a gold medal in Audio/Radio Production, and Samantha Archer, a postgraduate from Pepperell, who earned gold in Early Childhood Education.

Other students who earned medals for Nashoba Tech but will not go on to the National Conference include:

* The team of Jillian Grady (junior, Chelmsford), Breanna Gutheil (junior, Littleton) and Shenoah Kendall (junior, Townsend), who earned a silver medal in Career Pathways Showcase (Arts & Communication).

* Brianna Clark (sophomore, Shirley), who earned a bronze medal in Restaurant Service.

* The team of Katarina Barden (junior, Groton), Alexa Beaubien (junior, Pepperell) and Kaleigh Walsh (junior, Chelmsford), who earned a bronze medal in Career Pathways Showcase (Industrial & Engineering Technology).

* The team of Emily Hogan (senior, Dracut) and Abigail Poor (junior, Chelmsford), who earned a bronze medal in Digital Cinema Production.