WTA Allied Health students shine in SkillsUSA state competition

SkillsUSA state medalists (L-R) Savannah Shay, Allied Health, Gold; Frank Florek, Industrial Motor Control, Silver; Crystal Lin, Allied Health, Bronze. (Photo submitted)

WESTFIELD – Three Westfield Technical Academy students medaled in the SkillsUSA state competition in Marlboro last weekend, two from Allied Health and one from Electrical Wiring.
“We had an excellent conference with the competitors competing with pride and determination,” said SkillsUSA advisor Maureen Baillargeon.
Savannah Shay, a junior in the Allied Health shop, took home a Gold medal in Medical Math. Baillargeon, who is also the Allied Health Department Head, said she was pleased to see all of Savannah’s hard work and focus toward excellence pay off.
Savannah will attend the National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky the last week of June, a five-day conference where she will be competing against 50 states and 4 American territories. The school will be raising money to send Savannah to the national conference. Baillargeon said donations to support Savannah’s conference may be mailed to Westfield Technical Academy, 33 Smith Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085. Checks may be made payable to WTA SkillsUSA.
Frank Florek a senior in the Electrical Wiring shop competed in Industrial Motor Control, winning a silver medal at the State Skill and Leadership Conference. His teachers are very proud of his accomplishment, said Baillargeon.
Crystal Lin, a junior in the Allied Health shop competed in Basic Health Care. She won a bronze medal and looks forward to competing again next year, Baillargeon said.

22 regional gold and silver medalists from WTA competed in the state competition last weekend. (Photo submitted)

Altogether, 22 students, listed below in their competitions, and four chaperones attended the state conference. The students had all received gold and silver medals in the regional competition in March.
“Even though many did not make the podium, this opportunity to compete against over 50 area CTE schools will be a lasting memory. The sophomores and juniors are eager to try again next year and the five seniors are proud they made it this far,” Baillargeon said.
Jared Fournier – Related Technical Math
Nate Spiller – Related Technical Math
Frank Florek – Industrial Motor Control – Silver Medal
Cassie Garrett- Medical Terminology
Jasmine Brooks- Customer Service
Alana Nguyen – Graphic Communications
Nicholas Langlois – Urban Search and Rescue
Aynsley Davidson- Urban Search and Rescue
Alice Mosijchuk – CNC Milling
Mason Washington – CNC Milling
Sara Staples – Culinary Arts
Crystal Lin – Basic Health Care – Bronze Medal
Savannah Shay – Medical Math – GOLD Medal
Ashley Hall – Health Knowledge Bowl
Julie McCorkingdale- Health Knowledge Bowl
Morgan Danek -Health Knowledge Bowl
Kirill Melnikov – Auto Refinishing Technology
Jackson Lambert – State Officer Candidate
Christina Mosijchuk- Health Knowledge Bowl
Nicole Marek – Medical Math
Ksenia Zinchencko – Computer Programming
Shailee Cardona – National Anthem Singer

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