Orleans/Niagara BOCES students win many awards at SkillsUSA competition

Provided photo: Orleans/Niagara BOCES students took home 17 first place awards, 10 second place awards and 17 third place honors at the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held in Syracuse.

Posted 3 May 2022 at 2:51 pm

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

To ensure America has a skilled workforce, SkillsUSA serves students who are preparing for careers in trade, skilled and technical service occupations.

The SkillsUSA Championships are career competition events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation.

First place winners have an opportunity to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on June 20-24.

First place winners:

  • Zoyea Berning of Newfane, Animal Careers
  • Allison Dent of Roy-Hart, Cosmetology Senior
  • Zachary Luick of Lockport, Electronics Technology
  • Sophia Tronolone of Newfane, Medical Math
  • Charles Rickard of Roy-Hart, CNC Milling
  • Hannah Aiken of Roy-Hart, Health Occupations Professional Portfolio
  • Molly Russell of Roy-Hart, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Mackenzie Clogston of Newfane, Basic Health Career Skills
  • Travis Franke of Starpoint, Industrial Motor Control
  • Tyler Lorence of Niagara Academy, Technical Computer Applications
  • Kymbrlee Simmons of HGL, Crime Scene Investigation
  • Marcelina Vazquez of North Tonawanda, Crime Scene Investigation
  • Marisa Garver of Niagara Falls, Crime Scene Investigation
  • Caleb Poeller of Christian Academy , Eng Tech/Design
  • Liam Robinson of Lewiston Porter, Eng Tech/Design
  • Alvaro Altolaguirre of Christian Academy, Eng Tech/Design
  • Xavior Fitzgibbon of Wilson, Employment Application Process

Second place award winners:

  • Jacob Miller of Newfane, Industrial Motor Control
  • Caleb McGuire of Albion, Electronics Technology
  • Kayla Guerin of Lockport, Internet of Things
  • Lee Harris of Lockport, 3-D Visualization and Animation
  • Aurora Lambert of Niagara Falls, 3-D Visualization and Animation
  • Serena Nice of Niagara Wheatfield, Fashion Design
  • Daniel Leising of Niagara Wheatfield, Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • Connor Williams of Lewiston Porter, Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • Korey Halford of Niagara Wheatfield, Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • Patrick Stryker of Niagara Falls, Diesel Equipment Technology

Third place award winners:

  • Sawyer Braley of Albion, Welding
  • Serenity Baumgart of Medina, Job Skill Demonstration Open
  • Madison Hessel of Lockport , Nail Care
  • Aylssa Tomanio of Lockport, Olivia Kroening of Medina, Emma Wisniweski of Newfane and Devon Tower of Newfane, Cosmetology Quiz Bowl
  • Tyler Halifax of Lockport, Information Technology Services
  • Savannah Shine of North Tonawanda, Advertising Design
  • Andrew Beiter of Niagara Wheatfield, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Corey Sanchez of Barker, Interactive Application Video
  • Lucas Grissett of Barker, Interactive Application Video
  • Jordan Drake of Starpoint, Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • Robert Dutton of Lewiston Porter, Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • Brian Zatkos of Niagara Wheatfield, Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • Olivia Brien of Lockport, TV/Video Production
  • Konner Haner of Newfane, TV/Video Production