Orleans students among winners in BOCES SkillsUSA competition

Posted 3 May 2017 at 10:50 pm

Kennedy Smelski, first place winner

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – Many SkillsUSA students from Orleans/Niagara BOCES returned to their career and technical education (CTE) centers with medals from the New York State SkillsUSA Competition held in Syracuse.

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

Congratulations go to:

Student Name District Place Contest CTE Program
Kennedy Smelski Lyndonville 1st Health Occupations Portfolio Allied Health
Noah Rocklein Barker 1st Welding Welding
Marisol Cabrera Barker 1st Esthetics Cosmetology
Eliza Serth Newfane 1st Esthetics Model Cosmetology
Brendan Schyve Royalton Hartland 1st Electronics Technology Electricity/Electronics
Tanner Rees Royalton Hartland 2nd Related Technical Math Graphic Communications
Stephen Zayac Albion 2nd


Diesel Equipment Tech Diesel Technology/Ag Mechanics
Alex Freeman Lyndonville 3rd Welding Sculpture Welding
Joshua Barnett Albion 3rd Web Design Computer Technology
Albert Burch Lyndonville 3rd Web Design Computer Technology
Jack Muscarella Royalton Hartland 3rd Technical Drafting Precision Machine Technology
Chandler Heary Lockport 3rd Criminal Justice Security and Law Enforcement
(William) Powell Stephens

Brandon Ptak

Nicholas Albone




3rd Automated Manufacturing Team Precision Machine Technology
Rebecca Albright

Nicholas Monaco

Royalton Hartland


3rd 3-D Visualization & Animation

Provided photos: Brendan Schyve of Royalton-Hartland won first in electronics technology. He is pictured with his teacher Bill Leggett.

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