Two students in the Security and Law Enforcement Program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center were recently recognized as youth leaders in the community. Niagara-Wheatfield senior Angela Micale and Niagara Falls senior Jayson Parker were given the New York State Senate's Youth Leadership Award.
State Sen. Rob Ortt wrote the students and told them how impressed he was by their exceptional leadership qualities and determination to make a difference in the future success of the community. "I am extremely proud of your hard work, and I encourage you to continue to find ways in which you can positively influence the lives of those within your community and throughout the state," Ortt said.
Ortt met the two students when he recently took a tour of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES center and saw the students give a presentation on their Security and Law Enforcement Program.
"I am so proud of them," said Amber Chunco, the students' teacher. "They stressed to him (Ortt) how much my experience and the program here has influenced their future. I can't wait to see them succeed!"
Micale will attend Niagara County Community College to study criminal justice and Parker will attend Niagara University for its criminal justice program.