Orleans/Niagara BOCES students place at National SkillsUSA competition

Posted 25 June 2021 at 11:13 am

Provided photo: Pictured from left include Chris Burdick (Early Childhood Education teacher), Madison Gancasz (Barker), Rebecca Mahar-Price (Health Occupations Technician teacher), Mackenzie Clogston (Newfane), Courtney Slack (Health Occupations Technician teacher), Rebecca Berner (Royalton-Hartland) and Melissa Brigham (Allied Health teacher).

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – Orleans/Niagara BOCES is proud to announce that three of their New York State SkillsUSA champions – Madison Gancasz (Barker) for Early Childhood Education (Orleans Career and Technical Education Center (OCTEC)/Early Childhood Education), Mackenzie Clogston (Newfane) for Basic Health Care (OCTEC/Health Occupations Technician) and Rebecca Berner (Royalton-Hartland) for Health Occupations Portfolio (OCTEC/Allied Health) – placed in the top nine in the country at the National SkillsUSA competition.

This year, due to the pandemic they competed virtually against the first place winners from every state in the country, rose to the challenge and did amazingly. On June 24th at a live televised event that was broadcast at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center, the students, teachers, administrators, family and friends found out that these amazing young ladies were named in the top nine in the country at the National SkillsUSA competition.

Congratulations to them and their teachers: Christine Burdick (Early Childhood Education), Rebecca Mahar-Price and Courtney Slack (Health Occupations Technician) and Melissa Brigham (Allied Health).