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.