SkillsUSA students at O-N BOCES give back for holidays

Posted 20 December 2021 at 10:27 am

Photo and information courtesy of Orleans/Niagara BOCES: Group Photo: (From left to right): Ian Jones (Junior SkillsUSA President-Lockport/Computer Technology), Camellia Higgins (Senior SkillsUSA Parliamentarian-Barker/Graphic Communications), Haylee Green (Senior SkillsUSA President-Lockport/Graphic Communications), Lilian Streich (Senior SkillsUSA Treasurer-Lockport/Security and Law Enforcement), Allie Dent (Senior SkillsUSA Vice President-Royalton-Hartland/Cosmetology), Jayden Colletta (Junior SkillsUSA Vice President – Royalton-Hartland/Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering), Molly Russell (Senior SkillsUSA Secretary-Royalton-Hartland/Computer Technology), Kalyn Reabold (Jujior SkillsUSA Reporter-Diesel Technology), Maleah Updegraph (Junior SkillsUSA Treasurer-Lockport/Security and Law Enforcement), Olivia Kroening (Junior SkillsUSA Parliamentarian-Medina/Cosmetology), Catelyn Kidney (Senior SkillsUSA Reporter-Lyndonville/Cosmetology) and Lisa Beam (Junior SkillsUSA Secretary-Albion/Welding).

MEDINA – The Skills USA students at Orleans Career and Technical Education Center recently partnered with Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern. They held a fundraiser for families having a hard time getting through the holiday season.

Paper turkeys were sold for students and staff to buy, and 565 turkeys were sold. Generosity ran rampant through the building, so a huge thank you to everyone who contributed. A special shout out to the Building Trades and Graphic Communications programs as they were the top contributors!

The $565 raised was used to help provide families with toys and clothes including jackets, boots, and other cold weather gear for children. Two families will receive gifts from the fundraiser. Skills plans to collaborate with other charitable organizations in the future to keep giving back.

Great job everyone for making the holidays nicer for some in our community!