DERRY — Pinkerton students excel in many areas.
Pinkerton earned more medals than all other New Hampshire high schools at the recent state SkillsUSA competition.
Students enrolled in the school’s Career and Technical Education program won 16 medals, including five gold medals.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and people in industry. The goal is to help prepare a skilled workforce.
State and national competitions pit students against each other in various categories and contests, including speech, culinary, computer applications, and building construction.
Gold medals were awarded to Hunter Morris, Telecommunications; Zachary Orlando, Internetworking; Tyler Smith, Computer Applications; Robert Dufour, Cabinet Making; Elizabeth Richardson, Prepared Speech.
Other Pinkerton students also earning medals were Chris Antoine, Silver, Computer Maintenance; Patrick Keefe, Bronze, Computer Maintenance; Wesley Lee, Silver, Computer Applications; Jacob McKechnie, Bronze, Computer Applications; Michael Gosselin, Silver, Internetworking; Nicholas Tveter Collins, Silver, Cabinet Making; Randy Martinelli, Bronze, Cabinet Making; Dylan Beam, Silver, Carpentry; Mark Silk, Silver, Industrial Motors; Mark Edwards, Silver, Residential Wiring; and Sky-Lyn Wrenn Bronze, Power Equipment.
Top state winners will head to the SkillsUSA national event in June in Kansas City.