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Southeastern Regional’s Culinary Arts Students Take 1st Place in 6th Annual Skills USA Cake Show
4/29/2013 2:25:14 PM by Lorraine Rosa

Left to Right: Chef Silva, Karinelis Ayala, William Muzzy, Alexis Vincent-Gray, Daija Favors
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Culinary Arts students Karinelis Ayala, William Muzzy, Alexis Vincent-Gray and Daija Favors left the 2013 Bristol Community College Annual Skills USA Cake Show taking the high school winner title with them.  The prize winning, five-tier cake tells the story of Cinderella. A blue gray and sapphire tapestry-like, frosted base is topped with a smooth frosting layer which holds the famous “glass” slipper resting upon a red-violet, quilted pillow. Four columns extend upward to hold a smaller, lemon chiffon hued layer with a clock face showing the past midnight hour. The uppermost layer consists of a natural white sugar mold of Cinderella’s pumpkin coach.
William Muzzy appreciates Chef Silva’s help in winning the competition. “She taught us to mold different figures and shapes, piping techniques, how to stack cakes properly so they will not fall over. She taught us what we wanted to learn.”
Karinelis enjoyed the teamwork. “I feel like the team bonded during the process. It was fun doing something with people who like doing what you like to do.”
“I was excited, shocked and happy,” said Daija about the announcement of the win. “All of our hard work paid off.” Alexis added, "I was surprised and excited.  It was another accomplishment to add to my portfolio." 
Pastry Chef and Culinary Arts instructor Courtney Silva is no stranger to this competition. “I was a student at Bristol Community College when I first found out about the competitions held there. I later won first prize in 2010 under the Post Secondary category, when entering a design from my cake business, ‘Just That Sweet’”. Although cake competitions are few and far between, Miss Silva plans to draft and execute a new design as soon as she hears about another opportunity.
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School is a public 9-12 vocational high school located in South Easton, Massachusetts, serving approximately 1,255 students from the city of Brockton and the towns of East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater. 

All students that will be attending the State Skills USA Conference met in the c...

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:01:22 +0100

All students that will be attending the State Skills USA Conference met in the cafeteria this morning. They were given instructions about completing their registrations and permission slips and returning to Ms. Tello in the main office by Thursday April 2. They were also reminded that they will need Skills USA Attire. In addition, parents that want to attend the awards ceremony on Saturday, May 2, must purchase tickets in advance. (See information below). It you have any questions, please let us know.
SkillsUSA Massachusetts is offering the following information designed to inform school districts, parents, families, friends and Alumni who wish to be part of the SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference in some way.

Please read the following information and pass along the attached flier regarding viewing options for conference events.

In general the conference is a closed event, with only participating students, teachers, other chaperones and invited guests able to attend all conference events. Housing is strictly limited to registered conference participants.

*All SkillsUSA Chapter Superintendents and Administrators will receive INVITATIONS to attend via e-mail from the SkillsUSA office.

*There will not be invitations available to non-registered teachers and other school personnel who may want to attend. Those hoping to participate in some way, will have to comply with the public viewing options listed below.

The opportunities available for viewing of events are as follows:

1. Opening Ceremonies, Thursday, April 30, 2015 – NO TICKETS FOR PUBLIC ENTRY. The event is open to registered participants and INVITED guests ONLY. *Invited guests are those who receive invitations from SkillsUSA Massachusetts.

a. PUBLIC VIEWING: This event will be streaming live at There will be live coverage of the Opening Session on Thursday evening, April 30, 2015, beginning at 7:45 p.m.

2. Competitions, Friday, May 1, 2015 – The competition at Blackstone Valley RTHS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. *There are no public concessions at Blackstone Valley RTHS. Dining opportunities are ticketed and available to registered participants and INVITED guests ONLY!

a. PUBLIC VIEWING: Some coverage, as possible, will be streaming live at There will be live coverage of the competition on Friday, May 1, 2015, beginning at 11:00 a.m. *Coverage will be as available and will not be a continuous feed.

3. Awards Ceremonies, Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Due to overwhelming demand for seating at the Awards Ceremony of the SkillsUSA Massachusetts State Leadership and Skills Conference we are again at capacity for the facility which has required us to continue last year's process for the participation of non-registered, parents, families, friends and alumni who wish to be present. The process will be as follows:

a. Tickets to the Awards Session WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOORS. A limited number of tickets will be sold in advance through EVENTBRITE.COM.

b. Parents, families, friends and Alumni will have the opportunity to purchase tickets (up to 4 tickets per transaction) beginning on April 15, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Ticket price is $5.00 per ticket. Children under 2 (as a lap child) are admitted with our compliments.

*ADA Seating: The entire facility is accessible, therefor there is no reserve/special ticketing for disability seating. In accordance with the ADA requirements, persons with disabilities wishing to purchase tickets will follow the same purchase process as all others wishing to purchase tickets. ADA ticket purchasers will also, in accordance with ADA requirements, be able to purchase up to 3 additional tickets for their companions. Any ticket holder needing seating assistance on site will be accommodated upon arrival.

c. Interested parties can purchase tickets beginning on April 15, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. - by logging on to Once logged on to the site, tickets can be purchased and printed. Printed tickets will be required at the door to gain entry.

d. PUBLIC VIEWING: For those unable to obtain tickets, this event will be streaming live at There will be live coverage of the Awards Ceremonies on Saturday morning, May 2, 2015, beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Registered conference participants and INVITED guests will be required to show a 2015 name badge to gain entry. Security professionals and volunteers will be checking badges and collecting tickets.

We ask your assistance is spreading the word to parents, families, and friends of your students by sending home at attached flier with students and sharing with colleagues.

Thank you for your assistance with communicating this process. We look forward to a great event for the entire CTE community.


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