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2020 SkillsUSA Awards and Recognition

William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School would like to congratulate all the students who competed in SkillsUSA this year.  SkillsUSA is a national organization that promotes leadership, teamwork, character development, and community service as well as preparing America’s high performing, technical workforce. 

The 2020 SkillsUSA state competition, with a thousand RI students expected to participate, was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19. Davies had over 100 students heading to the state competition after holding in-house competitions.

SkillsUSA released an Awards and Recognition Book to celebrate those students who were able to complete their competition before the closures and recognizing those who were unable to compete. The book is available for viewing here: 2020 SkillsUSA Rhode Island Awards and Recognition Book

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Davies as a school has earned a Gold Chapter of Distinction for Outstanding Efforts of our Leadership Team and Active SkillsUSA Members. 

Arabella Fraielli, Health Careers Class of 2021, is a 2020/2021 Officer Elect for the  SkillsUSA Rhode Island Leadership Team. 



Automotive Refinishing

Gold - Luis Barros - Davies

Silver - John Breault - Davies

Bronze - Anna Gomes - Davies


Electronics Technology

Gold - Rochelle Reaux - Davies 

Silver - Vivian Garrido -Davies 

Bronze - Vanessa Narciso - Davies 



Silver - Brianna Kieon - Davies 

Natajah Joseph, Model 


Industrial Motor Control (High School)

Gold - John Luke Dussault - Davies 

Silver - Michael Farris Jr. - Davies 

Bronze - Aidan Dyer - Davies 


Graphic Communications

Gold - Kimberly Tucker - Davies 


SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Assessment Certificate Earners

Individual Events - The following students passed the career essentials knowledge test set by the industry for their related competition:

  • Cosmetology Assessment - Naomi Diop 

  • Customer Service Assessment - Hailey LaMountain, Sebastian Nina 

  • Graphic Communications Assessment - Kimberly Tucker

  • Graphic Design Assessment - Miguel Heredia, Abigail Nason 

  • Nail Care Assessment - Grace Gibson 

  • Nurse Assisting Assessment - Victoria Aquino, Savannah Carnevale, Darian Delaney, Marieme Faye, Janice Silva 


SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Assessment Certificate Earners

Team Events - The following students passed the career essentials knowledge test set by the industry for their related competition:

  • Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue - Dylan Greene and Andre Rancourt

  • Robotics & Automation Technology - Tyler Brooks, Johan Gaillard, Jacob Camara, Anthony Reyes, Dairon Cruz, and Moustapha Mane
  • Crime Scene Investigation - Mitchael Bears, Aiden Luddy, and Alexandra Mendizabal