WESTFORD – Students at Nashoba Valley Technical High School brought home seven first-place medals — including sweeps of the top three places in two categories — at the recent SkillsUSA District Competition.
The competition was held remotely. Students who were in the school during their technical week competed online from the school, while those who were at home competed from home.
Students who earned gold and silver medals qualify for the SkillsUSA State Competition, which will be held April 29 to May 1 in Marlboro.
Electrical Technology juniors took the top three places in the Industrial Motor Control competition — Matthew Lynch (Westford) first, Jack Dennehy (Littleton) second, and Joshua Mendes (Pepperell) third.
And in Audio/Radio Production, three Nashoba Tech teams swept — freshmen Wendy Barrett (Boxboro) and Connor McCall (Pepperell) placed first, while Nykol Fischer (junior, Townsend) and Rebeeca Loureiro (senior, Chelmsford) placed second, and earning bronze were Meghan Chamberlain (junior, Shirley) and Elsa Vig (junior, Billerica).
Other gold medalists for Nashoba Tech are:
• The team of Mikayla Barrett (junior, Boxboro) and Brian McCall (senior, Pepperell) in Digital Cinema Production. They are the siblings of fellow gold-medal team Wendy Barrett and Connor McCall.
• The team of Cody Buckley (sophomore, Pepperell) and Alexander Gendron (sophomore, Dracut) in Web Design.
• Julia Chamberlain (sophomore, Chelmsford) in First Aid/CPR.
• Brianna Clark (senior, Shirley) in Restaurant Service.
• Carolyn Dorman (junior, Townsend) in Advertising Design.
Other students earning silver medals for Nashoba Tech and spots in the state competition are:
• Mazgelis Maxwell (junior, Westford) in Advertising Design.
• Alexis Richard (sophomore, Shirley) in Cosmetology Under 500 Hours.
• Mallory York (senior, Groton) in Cosmetology Over 500 Hours.
• Connor Stenquist (senior, Chelmsford) in Culinary Arts.
Other bronze-medalists include: Kayleigh Ferreira (senior, Chelmsford) in Early Childhood Education; Quinlan Halloran (junior, Townsend); Keira Meusel (sophomore, Ayer) in Cosmetology Under 500 Hours; and Cory Prehl (senior, Ayer) in Restaurant Service.