Four students in SkillsUSA competition

 Four Whitehall students will be competing in the regional SkillsUSA competition Wednesday, March 16, in Schenectady.

The four students, who attend the the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES’ Southern Adirondack Education Center
Winners head for regional competition in Schenectady on March 16 also placed second or third in the local competition to earn entry into the regionals,

Marsha Ellis placed second in culinary arts. Diamon McNamara was second in criminal justice, Cody Cenate was third placing third in outdoor power and equipment and Clayton Ryder tied for third in heavy equipment.

During the local competition, held from Feb. 16 to 18 at the center, students vied for top spots by demonstrating hands-on skills in their various career choices such as auto technology, culinary arts, and horticulture.

The four students are now qualified to go up against students from six other BOCES  at the regionals on Wednesday, March 16, at Schenectady County Community College and the Stratton Air National Guard Base, both in Schenectady.

At the competition, students are assigned a task to complete within a designated time. The process and the outcomes will be judged by professionals in the industry.

Regional winners will then go on to compete on the states in Syracuse and, perhaps, nationals in Kansas City.

In recent years, WSWHE BOCES has produced several state and national winners who are offered prizes and scholarships for their skills.

The SkillsUSA competition is open to any students enrolled in the career and technical e

ducation courses at BOCES. In addition to auto technology, culinary arts, and horticulture, students study and can compete in nursing, graphic design, heavy equipment, criminal justice, forestry and conservation, cosmetology, and HVAC.
The students prepared for months, often staying after school to be coached by their teachers. The regionals are on par with a highly competitive high school athletic event on the sectional level.

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.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , ,

Weekender – 08/28/15

Lakes Classifieds – 08/28/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/28/15

Northshire Freepress – 08/28/15

Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

407624_345593242132090_322483287_n

By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

Bridge

By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

DSC_1921

By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

Schulz 2

By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

Lawn sale 006

By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]