BOCES sending 14 to National SkillsUSA Competition

Provided photo: Top row (L to R) – Marisol Cabrera, Andrew Carrigan, Cameron Cooper, Christian DiRamio and Benjamin Gordon. Middle Row: Joseph Hecko, Lexi McCoy, Noah Rocklein, Brendan Schyve and Eliza Serth.  Bottom Row: Kyle Sharkey, Kennedy Smelski, Derek Soluri and Robert Wagner.

Posted 5 June 2017 at 4:28 pm

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – Fourteen students from the Orleans and Niagara Careers and Technical Education Centers are getting ready to head to Louisville, Kentucky for the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

The event is a showcase of career and technical education students and anticipates more than 16,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners to participate in the weeklong event from June 19th-23rd.  The contest highlights the best career and technical education students in the country.

Marisol Cabrera (Esthetics/Barker), Andrew Carrigan (Automated Manufacturing Team/Lewiston-Porter), Cameron Cooper (Criminal Justice/Starpoint), Christian DiRamio (Technical Drafting/Niagara Wheatfield), Benjamin Gordon (Automated Manufacturing Team/Lewiston-Porter), Joseph Hecko (Welding Fabrication Team /Wilson), Lexi McCoy (Automated Manufacturing Team/Niagara Falls), Noah Rocklein (Welding/Barker), Brendan Schyve (Electronics Technology/Royalton Hartland), Eliza Serth (Esthetics Model/Newfane), Kyle Sharkey (Diesel Equipment Tech/Wilson), Kennedy Smelski (Health Occupations Portfolio/Lyndonville), Derek Soluri (Welding Fabrication Team/Niagara Falls) and Robert Wagner (Welding Fabrication Team/Starpoint) took first place in their competitions and will represent New York State at those competitions.

Orleans/Niagara BOCES is incredibly proud of all our students and wishes them the best of luck at competition!

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