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Students from Nashoba Valley Tech Create Fundraiser to Compete in Skills USA National Competition

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WESTFORD – Several students from the Nashoba Valley Technical High School have created a fundraiser in order to raise money for them to compete in the Skills USA National Competition.

This competition “exhibits the best career and technical education students in the nation,” with contests that “begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.” These contests allow vocational students to show off their technical skills and the trades that they perform the best.

The idea behind the Skills USA National Competition is to “reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.”

Donations collected by the fundraiser will provide the competing students of Nashoba Valley Technical High School with equipment and materials to use in the contests, and will also cover registration fees and travel costs of the competing students.

The competition will be held in Atlanta in late June, and will include 6,500 contestants in 106 separate events. This year, the most students in Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s history have qualified.

With only 17 days left before the competition, the students have nearly reached their goal, raising $8,140 of the intended $8,500.

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Alex Svenson
Alex Svenson
Alex Svenson is a senior at Suffolk University and a reporter for WestfordCAT and NECN. He primarily covers local government meetings in Westford and updates from MA Rep. Arciero and U.S. Rep. Trahan. He also covers breaking news stories with a focus on police, crime, and social issues. When not reporting, Alex enjoys sports, music, films, and traveling.