2022 Awards Ceremony graphic with logo

The Charles H. Bohlen, Jr. Technical Center in Watertown, NY recently held its annual awards ceremony for graduating seniors that make up the Class of 2022. A total of 288 students were recognized for their accomplishments in the following programs: Auto Body, Automotive Technology, Building Projects, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Wiring Technology, Electronic & Computer Technology, Heavy Equipment, Hospitality Services, Medical Assistant, Motorcycle, Marine & Power Sports, New Vision Health, Nursing Assistant, Plumbing/HVAC, Veterinary Practices, Visual Communications, and Welding

The ceremony was held in front of friends and family at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown, NY on June 10, 2022.

All graduating students will receive certificates for successfully completing their program requirements. One hundred fifty two students were recognized for earning Technical Endorsement, which is an emblem attached to their high school diploma that signifies superior achievement and recognition by New York State for completion of an approved Career & Technical Education program. 

Special scholarship awards from organizations and businesses were given as follows:

Black River Council of School Superintendents:  Abagail Keeney (New Vision Health, South Jefferson)

Thomas Excavating, LLC Superior Work Ethic Award: Nolan Vogt (Heavy Equipment II, Copenhagen) & Arik Robinson (Heavy Equipment II, South Jefferson)

Northern New York Community Foundation Awards:

Kiara Weber (New Vision, Watertown), Samuel Redden (Visual Communications, Belleville Henderson)  

Charles H. Bohlen, Jr. Scholarship: Kristyanna Robinson (Early Childhood Education II, Carthage)

Cheney Tire-Motorcycle, Marine & Power Sports Award: Josef Sherman (Motorcycle, Marine & Power Sports II, Lyme)

Brian L’Hullier Memorial Award: Jacob Banfield (Electrical Wiring, Adult Education)

Joe Foti Memorial Scholarship: Cadence Severs (Welding, Adult Education)

Ruth Seal Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Brynn Delaney (Nursing Assistant, Indian River)

Ryan D. Abel Memorial Scholarship: Chayse Griffin (Visual Communications II, General Brown)

Etude Women’s Club Award: Karen Salisbury (Early Childhood Ed., Belleville Henderson)

Logan Mannigan Memorial Scholarship: Xavier Blood (Carpentry II, South Jefferson)

Sackets Harbor Ballroom Hospitality Services Award: Sovanna Fuller (Hospitality Services II, South Jefferson)

Pepe’s Parts Xpress Auto Body Award: Joe Harville (Auto Body II, General Brown)

Pepe's Parts Express Automotive Technology Award: Grissom Dillon (Automotive Tech. II, Thousand Islands)

Pepe's Parts Express Heavy Equipment Award: Tanion Jacobs (Heavy Equipment II, Copenhagen)

Waite Motor Sports-Motorcycle, Marine & Power Sports Award: Josef Sherman (Motorcycle, Marine & Power Sports II, Lyme)

Patty O’Driscoll Memorial Scholarship:  John Largett (Criminal Justice II, South Jefferson,)

Brian C. Thomas Memorial Scholarship: Emma Purvis (New Vision Health, South Jefferson)

Criminal Justice Leadership & Achievement Award: Ian Fitzsimmons (Criminal Justice II, Watertown), & Emma LaRose (Criminal Justice II, South Jefferson)

Frank Reed, Jr. Memorial-Motorcycle, Marine & Power Sports Scholarship: Genesis DaSliva, Motorcycle, Marine & Power Sports, Indian River)

Watertown Noon Rotary: Kayla Tabolt (Architecture, New Vision Health, Carthage), Claire Ward (New Vision Health, Thousand Islands), Jonah Dunn (New Vision Health, General Brown) & Sophia Renzi (New Vision Health, Watertown)

JLHHO Professional Teacher’s Association Award: Lily Gray (Criminal Justice II, Thousand Islands), Hunter Powell (Electronic & Computer Tech. II, Indian River), Abbigail Keeney (New Vision Health, South Jefferson), Emma Purvis (New Vision Health, South Jefferson), & Claire Ward (New Vision Health, Watertown)