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Career and Technical students fare well in contest

April 4, 2014

From left, Coventry's Katie Rostron, Rachel Tousignant and Kathryn Brouillette with their gold medals they earned at the recent SkillsUSA state championship. Jessica Boisclair. Coventry Courier.

COVENTRY—Out of 11 students from the Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry High School to secure a medal in the SkillsUSA state championship, three took home gold and will be traveling to the national competition in June.

This national organization provides educational experiences to technical high school and colleges students alike.

It looks to train them in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

Students competed against other technical schools across Rhode Island and represented programs such as; cosmetology, computer IT, carpentry, early childhood education, health careers, culinary and graphic design.

The students were able to choose which category to compete in and numerous students placed third in those categories.

Kathryn Brouillette, who’s enrolled in the culinary program at the high school, received the gold medal in commercial baking.

She said each student competing in that category had to decorate a cake, bake rolls and loaves of bread, pumpkin muffins and a pie in four hours.

“I was so shocked when I found out I had won, I didn’t know what to say; I didn’t expect to win,” she laughed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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