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BVT students triumph at SkillsUSA competition

Eleven BVT students returned from Louisville, Kentucky with new hardware in the shape of gold, silver, and bronze medals after remarkable performances at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships. The national championships in Louisville, Kentucky featured more than 6,000 of the nation’s top career and technical education students competing in skill-based events judged by panels of industry experts. Valley Tech students bolstered their track record of success at the annual championships by capturing two gold, one silver, and eight bronze medals, as well as several top-ten placements. The following students from Blackstone Valley Tech were among the nation's top competitors in the 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships: GOLD Zachary Rivernider of Mendon and Connor Andrews of Sutton (Mobile Robotics Technology - Team Event) SILVER Elizabeth Stallcup of Upton (Restaurant Service) BRONZE Steven Alger of Uxbridge and Bryan Desrosiers of Millville (Robotics & Automation Technology - Team Event) Rachel Arnold of Northbridge and

Jonathan Lynch of Mendon (Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue - Team Event) Gabrielle DeCosta of Grafton (First Aid-CPR) Matthew Keith of Douglas (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Priya Patel of Douglas (Job Skills Demonstration Open), Olivia Rice of Grafton (Health Occupations Professional Portfolio) 4th PLACE Bailey Martin of Upton (Diesel Equipment Technology) 7th PLACE Sarah Arnold of Northbridge (Baking) Kristina Richardson of Uxbridge (Photography) Alexandra Valoras of Grafton (Principles of Technology) Kevin Konieczny of Upton (Welding) 8th PLACE Christopher Coley of Upton (Culinary Arts) 10th PLACE Mackenzie Varieur of Blackstone (Medical Math) 12th PLACE Donovan Tames of Northbridge (Telecommunications Cabling) NATIONAL VOTING DELEGATES Anika Koopman of Northbridge Kelley Muanya of Milford STATE OFFICER ELECT Adam Cavanaugh of Milford NATIONAL OFFICER Stacey Muanya of Milford

Gala Art Exhibit and Art Auction

Do You Love Art, but thought you could not afford it? Well this event is for you. The Lions Clubs of Mendon and Uxbridge are sponsoring an affordable art auction that will feature framed works from hundreds of known artists. They have partnered with Marlin Fine Auctions to make these fine works of art available. In addition, the evening will feature a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and artwork from local artists. They will also be auctioning a fabulous African Safari Vacation. The auction is being held at The Crystal Room, 49 Cedar St, Milford, MA on Saturday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. with a preview at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 which includes Hors D’oeuvres, desserts, and a cash bar. For tickets and more information please contact Diane Seely, 508-450-2451, dmseely@hotmail.com or Diane Harper 508-864-4460, dianeharper@ gmail.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mendon Greenhouse, 9 Hastings Street, Mendon.

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PTO funds outside updates at WES

The staff and students at Whitin Elementary School will be surprised when they get back to school on August 30th. It is all because of the generosity of the Uxbridge Community and a business in Franklin, Massachusetts. The WES PTO voted to use some of the monies raised and earned from the Whitin Warrior Walkathon to refurbish the side of WES. In this area, teachers will be able to take out their students to learn more about the USA, teach lessons on the picnic tables, and/or used as a reward for good classroom behav-

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The President of the PTO, Bernie Okenquist, approached businesses in Uxbridge for their help. Huge thanks go out to Nolin's Asphalt & Sealcoating Co. who stepped up to the plate and gave the PTO a huge discount to do the job. What a fantastic job they did to this special area! A special thank you to Franklin Paint Company, also in Franklin, for donating all the needed paint colors that are specially made to paint on asphalt. The colors are bright and beautiful. Mr. Larry Boise, owner

of Franklin Paint Company is a resident of Uxbridge. Thumbs up to, Mr. Andrew Simonds and son, Nicholas Simonds, for giving up their time to put together the four metal picnic tables for the new area. Hats off to the parent volunteers who helped in stenciling and painting the 50 states, too. "The WES PTO has been wonderful this school year with their time, ideas, events, always thinking of fun activities for the Whitin Warrior Community," Lori Fafard, Principal said proudly.

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