Despite COVID-19, many Cranston CTE students take home wins

The Cranston Herald ·

Special to the Herald

Typically, the Rhode Island SkillsUSA state competition for career and technical students takes place in mid-March, and for some students, it did.

However, for many whose competitions were canceled during the ever-changing days of March when life changed moment to moment, it did not.

Despite the cancellations, many students from the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center brought home medals and certificates of recognition in their area of competition. During normal times, any student receiving a gold medal in their state competition would have the opportunity to attend the national competition, which was slated to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, in June of this year. However, that competition has been canceled as well.

Those students who brought home wins are listed below.


Career Assessment Certificate winners

Graphic Design Assessment: Autumn Colizza

Photography Assessment: Olivia Conti

Graphic Communications Assessment: Estina Dyer

Customer Service Assessment: Nick Estrella

Computer Maintenance Technology Assessment: Jason Ledversis

Commercial Baking Assessment: Alyssa McCarthy

Customer Service Assessment: Giana Mesiti

Architectural Drafting Assessment: Armando Mirabal

Graphic Design Assessment: Jordyn Payne

Photography Assessment: Joanna Russillo

Customer Service Assessment: Sonja-Rose Scott

Graphic Design Assessment: Abigail Shellard

Culinary Arts Assessment: Dylan Walters


Team Event winners

Mobile Robotics: Ryan Tocco, Cristian Urrego Gomez, Patrick Maguire, William Nebus, Dan Do, Edison Wu

Robotics, Urban Search & Rescue: Jack Russo, Noah Van Renselaar, Catherine Consiglio, Cole Khanjari, Sanjana Ananthula, Sophia Smith

Robotics & Automation Technology: Alexia Martin, Tessa Phillips, Logan D’Arezzo, Nicholas Masse



Advertising Design: Jordan Payne (gold), Autumn Colizza (silver), Abigail Shellard (bronze)

Robotics & Automation Technology: Danielle Garceau and Teagan Wall (gold), Alexia Martin and Tessa Phillips (silver), Logan D’Arezzo and Nicholas Masse (bronze)


2020 Competitor Pin Design winner

Rafeh Aziz