SkillsUSA logo with text on regional competition date and location

BOCES students from the Bohlen and Sackett Technical Centers had the opportunity to showcase their career & technical education knowledge and skills at the NYS SkillsUSA Regional Competition held on February 9, 2024 at SUNY Morrisville. 

It was a very successful outing for local competitors.  Many of the same students will be taking part in the NYS SkillsUSA competition April 24-26 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. 

Congratulations to the following medal winners by competition name.

 Bohlen Technical Center

Action Skills: Star Hutcheon, LaFargeville, 2nd Place

Advertising Design: Logan Petersen, IHC, 3rd Place

Automotive Service Technology: Robert Howard, Thousand Islands, 3rd Place

Crime Scene Investigation: Kody Ambrose (Indian River), Gabriella DeBovis (Watertown), Aida Lugo (Watertown), 1st Place

Criminal Justice: Sophia Shoen, Indian River, 2nd Place

Culinary Arts: Haley Tenberg, Watertown, 1st Place

Culinary Arts:  Jacob DeWitt, Belleville Henderson, 2nd Place

Early Childhood Education: Kennedy Walts, Indian River, 2nd Place

First Aid/CPR: Seth Strader, South Jefferson, 2nd Place

Heavy Equipment Operation: John Rimiller, Sackets Harbor, 2nd Place

Medical Math: Natalya Seery, Lyme, 2nd Place

Motorcycle Service Technology: Trevor Alguire, General Brown, 3rd Place

Nail Care: Ceridwen Harding, Carthage, 3rd Place

Photography: Neil Clemons, South Jefferson, 1st Place

Plumbing: James Ososkalo, Sackets Harbor, 1st Place

Power Equip Tech: Matthew Mason, Thousand Islands, 1st Place

Prepared Speech: Daniel Rushlow, Alexandira, 2nd Place

Promotional Bulletin Board: Jaden Brapoh (Watertown), Alexia Mynch (LaFargeville), Trent Smith (Watertown) 1st Place

Quiz Bowl: Danielle Brumfield (Watertown), Hannah Chouinard (Watertown), Taylor Jones (Indian River), Christina Loeffler (Carthage), Jordis Wojcikowski (Carthage), 2nd Place

Restaurant Service: Madison Ortega, Watertown, 1st Place

Howard G. Sackett Technical Center

Automotive Service Technology: Aiden Korte, Adirondack, 2nd Place

Electrical Construction Wiring: Madison Rhubart, South Lewis, 2nd Place

Health Knowledge Bowl: Journie Graves (Carthage), Scarlett Hawk (Carthage), Jaidyn Kline (Adirondack), and Kelli Littleton (Carthage), 2nd Place

Job Interview: Grace Scholler, Copenhagen, 3rd Place

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