Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES students received several recognitions at this year’s Skills USA Area 2 Regional Competition at SUNY Morrisville on Feb. 10, 2017. The OHM BOCES team also won the Area 2 Community Service Project, which donated 2,837 items to Feed Our Vets.
Competitors demonstrated their talents in such areas as criminal justice, power equipment technology, advertising and design, masonry, pin design, TV video production, cabinet making and carpentry.
Myles Fenton, Utica City School District senior, placed first in criminal justice; Jordan Dygert, Holland Patent senior placed first in power equipment technology.
Louis Putrelo, Whitesboro Central School District senior, placed second in the category of masonry; Ashley Delmonico, Whitesboro Central School District junior, placed second in the pin design; and Colin DeBiase, Westmoreland Central School District senior, placed second in criminal justice.
Matt Collandra, Whitesboro Central School District junior, and Haile Bravo, Whitesboro Central School District senior, placed third in TV video production; Christopher Hanrahan, Westmoreland Central School District senior, placed third in cabinet making; and Vito Ouimette, Clinton Central School District junior, placed third in carpentry.
“The Skills USA competition allows our students to not only demonstrate their knowledge and competency but also provides them opportunities to collaborate with business and industry partners and network with peers across the region,” said David Stayton, principal of the Career and Technical Education Center. “The regional competition prepares students for the state competition in Syracuse, which will happen in May.”