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Congratulations to SkillsUSA State Competitors
Friday, April 24, 2015
The Career and Technical Education students received a celebratory welcome home at their first stop, the Myers Center, with signs and a fire truck showering their three buses with water on Friday, April 24, after competing at the state SkillsUSA competition.
Fourteen out of 125 CTE students placed in the state SkillsUSA competition that was held April 22-24 in Syracuse.
More than 3,000 people attended to watch 1,300 students from across the state compete.
Students have been preparing for competition for months, often staying after school and coming in during school vacations to be coached by their teachers.
The F. Donald Myers Education Center winners listed by competition, place, student’s name, home school, program and teacher’s name respectively are:
Auto Vehicle Maintenance, 1st, Cody Smith, Galway, Auto Tech, John Zabielski
Floral Design, 1st, Morganne Gottsammer, Waterford-Halfmoon, Horticulture, Doug Fleischut
Job Interview, 2nd, Lily Ann Trainor, Saratoga Springs, Horticulture, Doug Fleischut
Welding Sculpture, 3rd, Regis Price, Schuylerville, Welding, Clay Corey
Nichole Spoelstrawas voted in as the New York State parliamentarian as was part of the New York State officer team. She is a criminal justice student at the Myers Center from Stillwater.
The Southern Adirondack Education Center (SAEC) winners are:
Basic Health Care, 1st, Nicholas Stockman, Queensbury, Health Occupations, Michelle Clute-Smith
Precision Machining, 1st, Wyatt Lufkin, Argyle, Machine Tool, Dave Coonradt
Auto Vehicle Maintenance, 2nd, Daniel Pitts, Whitehall, Auto Tech, Ray Cole
Cosmetology, 2nd, Hayley Batchelder,Argyle, Cosmetology, Brene Choppa
Culinary Arts, 2nd, Leondra Ovitt, Glens Falls, Culinary Arts, Charlie Jones
Employment Application, 2nd, Kyle Evarts, Fort Ann, Welding, Clay Corey
First Aid/CPR, 2nd, Caleb Cross, Queensbury, Criminal Justice, Kate Whittaker/Chris Devlin
Nurse Assisting, 2nd, Madilyn Jones, South Glens Falls, Health Occupations, Michelle Clute-Smith/Kris Moy
Medical Assisting, 3rd, JoAnne Larro, Fort Ann, Health Occupations, Michelle Clute-Smith/Kris Moy
Prepared Speech, 3rd, Angelica Marquina, Lake George, Cosmetology, Brene Choppa
Also, Codey Pulvera Graphic and Visual Communications student at SAEC from Fort Edward was elected as the New York State Reporter for the 2015-2016 year.
Several students will have the opportunity to move on to the national competition is in Louisville, Ky., from June 22 to 26.
SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit organization, is devoted to rewarding students for excellence, for involving industry in directly evaluating student performance and in keeping career training relevant to employers’ needs.