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MassBay Announces High School Automotive Competition Winners

High school participants in MSADA competition

ASHLAND, MA (February 4, 2017) - MassBay Community College is pleased to announce the winners of the Massachusetts High School Automotive Competition, including the first place team who will go on to represent Massachusetts at this year’s National Automotive Technology Competition at the International Auto Show in New York.


The rankings of the high school senior teams are:


First place – Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School: Tyler Dencer (Upton) and Bailey Martin (Sutton)
Second place – Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School: Evan Mancini (Shrewsbury) and Keith Petrie (Worcester)
Third place – Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical High School: David Longee (Taunton) and Thomas Kinnealey (Bridgewater)


The top senior team, Tyler Dencer and Bailey Martin of Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School, will represent Massachusetts as they advance to the National Automotive Technology Competition this April at the International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The first place students also received a $2,000 scholarship to attend MassBay and tools from Snap-on.

The second place team, Evan Mancini and Keith Petrie of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, received a $1,500 scholarship to attend MassBay and tools from Snap-on. Evan Mancini also earned recognition for earning the highest score on the written portion of the competition, which was held on January 14 at the Marriott hotel in Marlborough.

Third place team David Longee and Thomas Kinnealey of Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical High School received a $1,000 scholarship to attend MassBay and tools from Snap-on. The results of both the written test and the hands-on challenge were combined to determine the rankings.

Assabet Valley’s junior team, Jeffrey Dean (Marlborough) and Fabio DaSilva (Marlborough), won first place for the junior competition. Blackstone Valley’s Jonathan Hernandez (Upton) earned recognition for the highest score as a junior for the written part of the competition.


MassBay was honored to hold this year’s Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA) competition for Massachusetts high school students. The 28 High School Junior and Senior students from across the Commonwealth competed in the hands-on automotive technology competition, testing their overall auto technology knowledge to try and advance to the National Automotive Technology Competition at New York’s International Auto Show.

This automotive competition gave area high school students the opportunity to test their skills and ability in automotive technology against some of the best high school automotive students in Massachusetts. The hands-on portion of this competition was performed on a GM vehicle to test student’s expertise in diagnostics and system wide automotive knowledge and was based on what students might face as they work in a real world automotive environment.


The teams that competed in the hands-on competition were:

Senior teams:

  • Assabet Valley Regional Tech HS – Evan Mancini (Shrewsbury) and Keith Petrie (Worcester)
  • Assabet Valley Regional Tech HS – Matthew Beane (Marlborough) and Samuel Miles (Marlborough)
  • Attleboro Vocational High School – Noah Saulnier (Attleboro) and Matt Drew (Attleboro)
  • Bay Path Regional Voc Tech HS – Jacob McDonald (Southbridge) and Dylan Labelle (Oxford)
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Tech HS – Bailey Martin (Upton) and Tyler Dencer (Sutton)
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Tech HS – Michael Egan (Bellingham) and Allen Turner (Douglas)
  • Bristol Plymouth Regional Tech HS – David Longee (Taunton) and Thomas Kinnealey (Bridgewater)
  • Nashoba Valley Tech HS – Benjamin Marson (Groton) and Albert Packard (Shirley)
  • Old Colony Regional Tech HS – Gabriel Piedade (Freetown) and Owen Reed (Rochester)
  • Old Colony Regional Tech HS – Noah Goulart (Lakeville) and Rachel Burns (Carver)

Junior teams:

  • Assabet Valley Regional Tech HS – Fabio DaSilva (Marlborough) and Jeffrey Dean (Marlborough)
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Tech HS – Jonathan Hernandez (Upton) and Jared Stanovich (Northbridge)
  • Bristol Plymouth Regional Tech HS – Shane Clark (Berkley) and Jacob Horsman (Middleboro)
  • Old Colony regional Tech HS – Lucas Ferreira (Acushnet) and Owen Furrh (Freetown)

Learn more about Automotive Technology at MassBay
Learn more about the National Automotive Technology Competition


MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.