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OCB students awarded 20 medals at SkillsUSA regional competition

MEXICO, NY – Twenty Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students from Oswego  County BOCES (OCB) were awarded medals at the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Competition in mid-February.

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<p>Career and Technical Education students from Oswego County BOCES brought home twenty medals from the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Competition at SUNY Delhi. Contest winners in the first row include Cody White, left, 3rd place Internetworking contest and Nelson Leach, 3rd place Computer Maintenance Technology. Second row, left to right, are: Justin Dix, 3rd place Extemporaneous Speaking contest; Michael LaClair, 3rd place Criminal Justice contest; Amber Canale, 2nd Pre-School Teaching Assistant contest; Sara Bartlett, 1st place Customer Service; Angel Torres, 1st place Internetworking; and Joseph Polly, 2nd place Technical Computer Applications. Third row, left to right: Jacob Baker, 1st place Collision Repair Technology contest; Kyle Norton, 2nd place Related Technical Math; Courtney Geers, 3rd place Technical Computer Applications; Whiney Ford, 2nd place Nail Care; Haley Valentine, 3rd place Job Interview; Shelby Baird, 2nd place Nail Care (with Whitney Ford); and Meghan Williams, 2nd place Photography. Back row, left to right: Anthony Wiley, 2nd place Collision Repair Technology contest; Melissa Perry, 1st place Job Skills Demonstration Open; Angel Caster, 1st place Action Skills; Malinda Reed, 3rd place Action Skills; and James Sperino III, 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking. Absent from photo is contest winner Kassi Schultz, 2nd place Criminal Justice.</p>

Held at the State University College of Technology at Delhi, this annual competition gave OCB students an opportunity to compete against other area high school students in timed technical, trade and leadership contests.

First place gold medals in the following contest categories were awarded to: Angel Caster, Hannibal, Action Skills; Jacob Baker, Fulton, Collision Repair Technology; Sara Bartlett, Fulton, Customer Service; Angel Torres, Fulton, Internetworking; and Melissa Perry, Central Square, Job Skills Demonstration Open.

Second place silver medals in the following contest categories were award to: Kassi Schultz, Mexico, Criminal Justice; Anthony Wiley, Pulaski, Collision Repair Technology; James Sperino III, Oswego, Extemporaneous Speaking; Whitney Ford, Oswego, Nail Care; Meghan Williams, Mexico, Photography; Amber Canale, Oswego, Pre-School Teaching Assistant; Kyle Norton, Oswego, Related Technical Math; and
Joseph Polly, Fulton, Technical Computer Applications.

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<p>Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education high school student Sara Bartlett was awarded a first place, gold medal in the Customer Service contest of the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Competition at SUNY Delhi. Bartlett is from the Fulton City School District and is a student in the Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology program at Oswego County BOCES.</p>

Third place bronze medals in the following contest categories were award to: Malinda Reed, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, Action Skills; Nelson Leach, Fulton, Computer Maintenance Technology; Michael LaClair, Hannibal, Criminal Justice; Justin Dix, Mexico, Extemporaneous Speaking; Cody White, Central Square, Internetworking; Haley Valentine, Oswego, Job Interview; and Courtney Geers, Oswego, Technical Computer Applications.

OCB students will go on to compete in the upcoming SkillsUSA State Competition in Syracuse on April 25, 26, and 27 at the New York State Fairgrounds.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that provides quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

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<p>Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education high school student Kassi Schultz was awarded a second place, silver medal in the Criminal Justice contest of the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Competition at SUNY Delhi. Schultz is from the Mexico Academy and Central School District and is a student in Public Safety and Justice program at Oswego County BOCES.</p>

It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills.

It emphasizes total quality at work-high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work.

SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

 

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<p>James Sperino III, an Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education student, won a second place, silver medal in the Extemporaneous Speaking contest of the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Competition at SUNY Delhi. Sperino is a high school student from the Oswego City School District and is a student in the Heavy Equipment Repair and Operations program at Oswego County BOCES.</p>

 

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<p>Nelson Leach, an Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education student was awarded a third place, bronze medal in the Computer Maintenance Technology contest of the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Competition at SUNY Delhi. Leach is a high school student from the Fulton City School District and is enrolled in the Computer Systems and Networking – A+ program at Oswego County BOCES. </p>