Oswego County BOCES Career And Technical Education Awards

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MEXICO, NY – Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education held its awards ceremonies recently for both morning and afternoon students.

In a special presentation by David (left) and Dan Ramer, sons of the late Dr. Burton Ramer, Kelly Ladd (Mexico) was honored with the Dr. Burton Ramer Scholarship Award for $500. Speaking of her future in her application for the award, Ladd said, “One way or another, I will not be derailed.” Ladd is a student from Ron Graham’s New Vision Allied Health – Oswego program.The ceremonies, hosted by CTE Director Ronald Camp and Guidance Counselor Carol Watros, recognized hundreds of students for their outstanding achievement at the Burton Ramer Technical Career Center at OCB.

Camp and Watros, with assistance from Kathy Finnerty, curriculum specialist, and various staff members, presented awards and scholarships to program participants, along with recognizing special student activities and achievements within the past school year.

<p>Justin Manchester (Sandy Creek), a computer programming and web design student, was recognized with the Pinnacle of Achievement Award for his outstanding work ethic, skill, and effort. Manchester is pictured with the Computer Program and Web Design Instructor Carol Taormina.</p>WorkKeys participants, SkillsUSA participants, National Technical Honor Society members, and Motorsports Fabrication Mini-Chopper Build-Off Winners were among the few highlights of special activities and achievements.

Following the individual award presentations, a video presentation created by Mark Ellis and students from his Computer Systems and Networking program played for the students, staff, and audience members.

The presentation was set to music and had highlights from the school year.

Career and Technical Education Director Ronald Camp is pictured with Abby Howard (Oswego) from the Cosmetology program. Howard was presented with the Director’s CTE Award for her positive attitude, spirit, and excitement for BOCES and the Cosmetology program. In his presentation speech Camp said, “I wish every student had her excitement and enthusiasm, she’s like our very own BOCES cheerleader.”Reflecting back on the school year, Camp said, “This ceremony is an excellent way to recognize our students for all of their amazing accomplishments this year.”





Amanda Brown (Central Square) from the New Vision Law and Government program received the William Bonney Scholarshop Award. Brown is pictured with Kathy Finnerty, curriculum specialist.