On March 29, the Rhode Island SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony was held at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. SkillsUSA is a national student organization that works to maintain American productivity, quality, and competitiveness.
The following medals were presented to students from the Newport Area Career and Technical Center:
Gold Medals: Fiona Heaney for Technical Computer Applications; Ben Wyatt for Advertising Design
Silver Medals: Alex Bronk for Web Design; Michael O’Connell for Web Design; Erik Sola for Technical Computer Applications; Alyssa MacKinnon for Prepared Speech
Bronze Medals: Courtney Ferreira for Commercial Baking; Hannah Deen for Extemporaneous Speaking; David Richards for Technical Computer Applications
Students from Monica Awde’s Academy of Information Technology class swept the Technical Computer Applications Contest, an NACTC first.
Heaney and Wyatt will be traveling to Kansas City, Mo. in June to compete in the SkillsUSA National Contest. They will be competing against the top 2 percent of all technical students in the nation, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.