Alayna Trautman of Roy-Hart wins state leadership award for career and tech

Posted 2 April 2021 at 8:45 am

Photos courtesy of Orleans/Niagara BOCES: Electricity/Electronics teacher Bill Leggett, OCTEC Assistant Principal Nicole Goyette, Alayna Trautman and OCTEC Principal Michael Mann commend Trautman for the award.

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – Congratulations go to Alayna Trautman, a senior from Royalton-Hartland and an Electricity/Electronics student at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Orleans Career and Technical Education Center.

Alayna is the recipient of the Thomas Olivo Leadership Award from the New York State Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators (NYSACTEA). This award was named in honor of C. Thomas Olivo, who was the New York State Education Department’s director of Vocational Education in 1966, when VICA (now known as Skills USA) was established.

Dr. Olivo had the foresight to see the value of instituting a youth organization for students enrolled in secondary trade, industrial, technical and health occupations. He advocated developing leadership skills through participation in career oriented student organizations, a goal that ACTEA continues to support today. Students receiving this award are honored with a $500 scholarship from ACTEA.

Dr. Michael Weyrauch, Career and Technical Education director at Orleans/Niagara BOCES, said the school is thrilled with Alayna’s accomplishments.

“She is an outstanding individual,” Weyrauch said. “She is hardworking, dedicated and is always thinking of others. We are very proud of her.”

Dr. Hank Stopinski, superintendent of Royalton-Hartland Central School District, added, “The entire Roy-Hart community is proud of all that Alayna has accomplished during her time at our district and BOCES. She is truly a student who represents all that we hope all students will aspire, living the RAMS way, every day!”

Roy-Hart Superintendent Dr. Hank Stopinski, Roy-Hart High School Principal Gary Bell, Alayna Trautman and Roy-Hart Counselor Colleen Albee celebrate Trautman’s recognition.