Chelmsford Students Medal at SkillsUSA Competition

The local students will go on to compete in the state competition later this spring.

Nashoba Tech won several medals at the recent SkillsUSA competition. (Courtesy Photo)
Nashoba Tech won several medals at the recent SkillsUSA competition. (Courtesy Photo)
Chelmsford residents were among the 16 Nashoba Valley Technical High School students who combined to win 13 medals the SkillsUSA District Competition.

During the event, hosted by Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsborough, Nashoba Tech students swept two categories, earning gold, silver and bronze medals in both Cabinetmaking and Digital Cinema Production.

Chelmsford residents represented Nashoba by winning silver in Digital Cinema Production and Cosmetology. A Chelmsford native also won bronze in Cabinetmaking.

The students who medaled will go on to compete in the SkillsUSA State Competition later this spring in Marlborough.
Gold-medalists for Nashoba Tech in the District Competition are:
  • The team of Mikaela Berthiaume (senior, Townsend) and John Young (senior, Billerica), Digital Cinema Production.
  • Julie Nelson (junior, Pepperell), Cosmetology/Nail Care.
  • Shannon Pecora (senior, Westford), Cabinetmaking.
  • Shannon Wilkins (postgraduate, Pepperell), Cosmetology.
Silver medals went to:
  • The team of Tori Cafeteiro (senior, Chelmsford) and John Stavro (junior, Billerica), Digital Cinema Production.
  • Matti McAdams (postgraduate, Chelmsford), Cosmetology.
  • Christopher Schueler (senior, Pepperell), Automotive Refinishing Technology.
  • Zebediah Updyke (senior, Townsend), Cabinetmaking.
Bronze-medalists for Nashoba Tech are:
  • Zachary Casper (junior, Chelmsford), Cabinetmaking.
  • Richard Cura (junior, Townsend), Automotive Service Technology.
  • Derek Decesare (junior, Shirley), Electrical Construction Wiring.
  • The team of Kirstin Richard (junior, Ayer) and Raysam Donkoh-Halm (senior, Lowell), Digital Cinema Production.
  • Shaun Sanville (sophomore, Dunstable), Collision Repair Technology.


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