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Local Orleans/Niagara BOCES students take home multiple awards at SkillsUSA competition

Thu, Mar 14th 2019 10:00 am
Pictured are seniors of the NCTEC program at Orleans/Niagara Boces: Nicholas Woodward (Christian Academy/security and law enforcement), Kasey Taylor (Wilson/security and law enforcement), Austin Briley (Lewiston-Porter/security and law enforcement), Hailee Mack (Niagara-Wheatfield/security and law enforcement), Yara Assaf (Niagara-Wheatfield/culinary arts), Austin Zwelling (Niagara-Wheatfield/diesel technology), Mackenzie Toponak (Starpoint/culinary arts), Robert Crewe (Lewiston-Porter/buildings and grounds), Taylor Morrissette (Lewiston-Porter/Early childhood education), Duncan Metlak (North Tonawanda/welding), Cameron Wollaber (Wilson/diesel technology), Ian Becker (Royalton-Hartland/conservation), Skylar Culver (Niagara-Wheatfield/graphic communications), Jonathan Lippert (Niagara Falls/security and law enforcement) and Rheannon Chapman (Lewiston-Porter/EMS).
Pictured are seniors of the NCTEC program at Orleans/Niagara Boces: Nicholas Woodward (Christian Academy/security and law enforcement), Kasey Taylor (Wilson/security and law enforcement), Austin Briley (Lewiston-Porter/security and law enforcement), Hailee Mack (Niagara-Wheatfield/security and law enforcement), Yara Assaf (Niagara-Wheatfield/culinary arts), Austin Zwelling (Niagara-Wheatfield/diesel technology), Mackenzie Toponak (Starpoint/culinary arts), Robert Crewe (Lewiston-Porter/buildings and grounds), Taylor Morrissette (Lewiston-Porter/Early childhood education), Duncan Metlak (North Tonawanda/welding), Cameron Wollaber (Wilson/diesel technology), Ian Becker (Royalton-Hartland/conservation), Skylar Culver (Niagara-Wheatfield/graphic communications), Jonathan Lippert (Niagara Falls/security and law enforcement) and Rheannon Chapman (Lewiston-Porter/EMS).

Thirty-one students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers placed in the top-three at the Regional SkillsUSA competition held at Alfred State University. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

First place winners will move on to New York state competition in Syracuse. 

Congratulations were extended to locals (name, school district, place, competition): Nicholas Woodard, Niagara Falls/Christian Academy, first place, criminal justice; team of Kasey Taylor (Wilson), Austin Briley (Lewiston-Porter) and Hallee Mack (Niagara-Wheatfield), first place, crime scene investigation; Yara Assaf, Niagara-Wheatfield, first place, commercial baking; Austin Zwelling, Niagara-Wheatfield, first place, diesel mechanics; Mackenzie Toponak, Starpoint, first place, restaurant services; Nicholas Tarnowski, Starpoint, first place, small engine; Robert Crewe, Lewiston-Porter, second place, action skills basic; Taylor Morrissette, Lewiston-Porter, second place, early childhood; Grace Fideli, Lewiston-Porter, second place, esthetics – technician; Alexis Smith, Niagara Falls, second place, esthetics – model; Duncan Metlak, North Tonawanda, second place, extemporaneous speaking; Cameron Wollaber, Wilson, second place, diesel mechanics; Skylar Culver, Niagara-Wheatfield, second place, photography; Jonathan Lippet, Niagara Falls, third place, prepared speech; Trent Kenny, Wilson, third place, small engine; and Rheannon Nasca, Lewiston-Porter, third place, first aid/CPR.

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