8 from Orleans/Niagara BOCES earn medals at NYS SkillsUSA Competition

Provided photos: These students earned medals in the NYS SkillsUSA Competition. Pictured, bottom row, from left: Brendan Zimmerman, Hanna Willard, Zach Duewiger and Shelby Wolf. Top Row: Rebecca Berner, Mackenzie Clogston, Maddie Gancasz and Teddy Wojciechowski.

Posted 30 April 2021 at 1:43 pm

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – Eight Orleans/Niagara BOCES students medaled at the New York State SkillsUSA Competition it was announced this week. Congratulations go to:

  • 1st Place – Rebecca Berner (Royalton-Hartland) for Health Occupations Portfolio (OCTEC/Allied Health)
  • 1st Place – Mackenzie Clogston (Newfane) for Basic Health Care (OCTEC/Health Occupations Technician)
  • 1st Place – Maddie Gancasz (Barker) for Early Childhood Education (OCTEC/Early Childhood Education)
  • 1st Place – Teddy Wojciechowski (Royalton-Hartland) for Technical Drafting (OCTEC/Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Program)
  • 1st Place – Brendan Zimmerman (Lewiston-Porter) for Welding (NCTEC/Welding)
  • 2nd Place – Hanna Willard (Royalton-Hartland) for Cosmetology Senior (OCTEC/Cosmetology Program)
  • 2nd Place – Zach Duewiger (Royalton-Hartland) for CNC Milling (OCTEC/Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Program)
  • 3rd Place – Shelby Wolf (Royalton-Hartland) for Job Interview (OCTEC/Allied Health Program)

Due to the pandemic, the contests were conducted virtually this year from the Orleans (OCTEC) and Niagara (NCTEC) Career and Technical Education Centers. The purpose of the competitions are to evaluate contestants’ knowledge and skills and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. First place students will be moving on to the National SkillsUSA competition virtually at the end of June. We are super proud of all these students and all the students who participated!