A total of 78 students from Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES have placed in the regional SkillsUSA competition.
The regional competition, which took place at Schenectady County Community College, Stratton Air National Guard Base, and the Albany Career and Technical Education of Capital Region BOCES, pitted the top winners from local competitions from nine technical schools from northeastern New York. In addition to WSWHE BOCES, students came from Capital Region BOCES, Questar III and Schoharie Career and Tech Center participated.
The competition measures a students hands-on skills in their chosen field of study including baking, welding, floral arranging, auto repair, and carpentry as well as interviewing for jobs and public speaking. Students are given an assignment that must be completed within a set time frame. They are judged by business and industry leaders.
Students prepare for the competition for months, often staying after school to be coached by their teachers. The competition is on par with an athletic match up, allowing the best of the students to move onto the states in Syracuse on April 25, 26 and 27, where they will compete with students from 75 technical schools.
Those winners will move onto the national competition in Kansas City in June.
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.
Below is the list of winners from both the Myers and the Southern Adirondack centers.
Winners from the F. Donald Myers Education Center are:
Mason Hosier Ballston Spa 2nd Action Skills
Tiffany Hunter South Glens Falls 3rd Action Skills
Brandon Vianna Schuylerville 3rd Advertising/Design
Donald Dowen Corinth 5th Advertising/Design
Travis Montgomery Saratoga Springs 5th Carpenter’s Ass’t.
Dennis Whipple Queensbury 1st Collision Repair
Travis Sears Saratoga Springs 2nd Collision Repair Nicole Snyder Saratoga Springs 5th CSI
Parker Wilson Saratoga Springs 5th CSI
Brandi Wood Galway 5th CSI
Joe Malatesta Schuylerville 3rd Criminal Justice
Michael Swift Saratoga Springs 3rd Culinary Arts
Justin Hanehan Schuylerville 2nd Diesel Equipment
Jack Davis Cambridge 3rd Diesel Equipment
Anthony Famiano Saratoga Springs 3rd Employment App.
Lowell Brandon Saratoga Springs 5th Employment App.
Jared Doyle Saratoga Springs 2nd Extemp. Speaking
William O’Neil Stillwater 5th Extemp. Speaking
Alexandra Tibbats Saratoga Springs 1st Food Serv.
Harrison Procter Schuylerville 3rd Food Prep Assistant
Spenser Kilburn South Glens Falls 4th Food Prep Assistant
Brittany McCarty Schuylerville 1st Job Skills Demo
James Rogers Burnt Hills 4th Job Skills Demo
Zachary Gill Saratoga Springs 1st Networking
Kurt Bast Saratoga Springs 5th Networking
Sydney Hansen Ballston Spa 1st Nurse Assistant
Michaela Cappabianca Mechanicville 2nd Photography
Morgan Irvine Ballston Spa 2nd Prepared Speech
David McCarthy Stillwater 5th Prepared Speech
Sabrina Allen Hadley-Luzerne 3rd Bulletin Board
Kayla Christman Mechanicville 3rd Bulletin Board
Katie Mae Horn Hadley-Luzerne 4th Bulletin Board
Kira Paquette Saratoga Springs 4th Bulletin Board
Adam Bixby Whitehall 5th Residential Wiring
Derek Knowlton Stillwater 2nd Small Engine Repair
Riley McLaughlin South Glens Falls 3rd Welding
Destiny Derush South Glens Falls Statesman Award
Kristina Dohmann South Glens Falls Statesman Award
Christopher Dorrer South Glens Falls Statesman Award
Robert Fifield Saratoga Springs Statesman Award
Scott Hammond Saratoga Springs Statesman Award
Amanda Harrington South Glens Falls Statesman Award
Brianna Lacross South Glens Falls Statesman Award
Alicia Mero Stillwater Statesman Award
Shannon Wadsworth South Glens Falls Statesman Award
Winners from the Southern Adirondack Education Center are:
Mackenzie Trojanek Queensbury 4th Action Skills
Sierrah Rafferty Warrensburg 1st Advertising & Design
Shannen Schill Queensbury 4th Advertising & Design
Ethan Saville Argyle 4th Automotive Mechanics
Joshua Topping Hudson Falls 1st Automotive Mechanics
Chadd Scoville Glens Falls 2nd Basic Vehicle Maintenance
Derek Daniels Glens Falls 2nd Carpenter’s Assistant
Brian Coalts Queensbury 5th Carpentry
Michelle Walker Queensbury 1st Commercial Baking
Jason Tucker Hudson Falls 2nd Commercial Baking
Jessica Fiorillo Hudson Falls 2nd Cosmetology Junior
Miranda Wilson Argyle 1st Cosmetology Junior
Kayla Melendy Granville 5th Cosmetology Senior
Austin Pastore Schroon Lake 4th Diesel Equipment Repair
Johnna Heslin Queensbury 2nd Employment App Process
Julius Dunbar Indian Lake 1st Extemporaneous Speaking
Yajaira Bonet Glens Falls 3rd Food/Beverage Service
Jeannie Jacobsen Hudson Falls 5th Food Prep Assistant
Jenna Stevenson Argyle 1st Food Prep Assistant
Kailyn McNeil Queensbury 5th Job Interview
Emily Brunelle Glens Falls 5th Job Skills Demonstration
Neisha Meacham Hudson Falls 2nd Nurse Assistant
Sarah Crannell Glens Falls 5th Photography
Jayson Henderson Queensbury 1st Photography
Heather Kirby Argyle 3rd Prepared Speech
Regan Reilly Queensbury 4th Preschool Teaching Asst.
Danica Hall Glens Falls 1st Promotional Bulletin Board
Nicole Morgans Argyle 1st Promotional Bulletin Board
Sebastian Pike Indian Lake 1st Small Engine Repair
Breanna Phillips Argyle Statesman Award
Ashley Stewart Hudson Falls Statesman Award
Heather Taft Fort Edward Statesman Award
Bryon Neron Hudson Falls Statesman Award