Nearly 100 Oswego County BOCES students earned recognition March 7 for their academic success during the first half of the school year.
The top three students enrolled in each Career and Technical Education course were treated to a luncheon – one for students in the morning sessions and one for those in the afternoon courses — at the Mexico campus, where they had an opportunity to meet with one another while receiving words of encouragement from school counselors Scott Henry and Dave Eastman.
“We want to recognize you for doing the right thing, representing BOCES well and representing your home districts well,” Eastman said. “You’re getting the grades, getting the skills down and doing what you need to do to be successful.”
All students who were honored had academic averages of an 85 percent or better.
From New Vision offerings to floral design to construction technology, students are learning and mastering a variety of skills that will translate into success, Scott said.
“You need skills and you guys have that advantage,” he told the students. “You have that hands-on experience and that will go a long way.”
The honorees represented all nine component school districts in Oswego County and included:
Ryan Flanagan, Karley Hilton and Jonathan LaFlamme (auto body); Justin Buske, Erica Spencer, Kevin Cronk and Dylan Dumas (auto technology); Trevor Boni, Erik Neacosia and Matthew Sova (computer systems – A+); Eric Hurlbert, Perrin Ogden and Derrik Lamanteer (computer systems – Cisco); Alexander Britton, Ty Kranz, Cody Hohm, Tyler Emmons, Vince Hall and Rusty Peters (construction technology); Annalee Stirpe, Alyssa Crandon, Taylor Borst, Jordan Bennett, Abigail Dixon and Amanda Ryan (cosmetology); Richard Harper III, Megan Costen, Casey Klinkowsky, Brittany Cole, Ruby Lagoda and Kelsie Wilson (culinary arts); Brandon Rotach, Jacob Kimball, Tyler Ward, Patrick Howell, Nathaniel Schroeder and Daniel Barsuch (digital media); CodiAnne Salzman, Richelle Ranieri, Haley Besaw, Nicole Carvey, Samantha Ingersoll and Rachelle Morrison (early childhood education); Jennifer Young, Kaitlyn Naylor and Kayla Munger (floral design); Cullynn Morley, Caden Zahn, Edward Lauricella, Devlin Kilmer-Allen, Frederick Coe and David Baker (heavy equipment); Mark Lauricella, Daniel Taylor, Erik Muench, Austin Parkhurst, Robert Swan and Steven Larkin (motorsports fabrication); Caitlyn McRae, Cassandra Horridge, Natasha Waloven, Evan Davis, Ashley McCann and Cathryn Paye (New Vision Allied Health); Jadon Powell, David DeLand and Michael Visco (New Vision Law and Government); Abigail Allen, Garrett Skinner and Leonardo Marino (New Vision Specialized Careers); Jacklyn Foster, Wayne Sponable, Courtney Redhead, Brittany Hilton, Alexandria Courtwright and Cheyenne Ransier (nursing assistant); Benjamin Frymoyer, Gary Baumbach Jr., Austin Rizzo and Daniel Foland (outdoor power technology); Tracie Murphy, James Peet, Benjamin Harper, Desteny Moore, Haley Purdy and Brenna O’Neil (public safety and justice); and Kody Kingsley, Jerry Friot, Joseph Clark, Kyle Gravelle, Khrysha Bednar and John Loura (welding technology).