Goshen and Chester tech students win top awards

Jun 25 2019 | 04:24 AM

Goshen and Chester students at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Career and Technical Education received high honors at the school's 52nd annual Student Recognition Ceremony.
This year's Outstanding Student Gold Award, the division's highest honor, was presented to Michael Wadja, a graduate from John S. Burke Catholic High School and an aviation student in the Transportation Academy.
The Outstanding Student Silver Award recipient was Sabrina Trimblett from Monroe-Woodbury High School, a computer programming student in the STEM Academy.
Michael Aglione from Goshen High School, a pharmacy technician student in the Health Careers Academy, received the Outstanding Student Bronze Award.
Valedictorian Sabrina Trimblett, accompanied by Salutatorian Diana Munoz from Goshen High School, told the assembled students to "keep moving forward. We have been given a head start on our futures.”
They were among 700 students honored for completing their programs at the Division of Career and Technical Education. The ceremony was held at the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Hangar at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor.
During their two years attending Career and Technical Education programs, some students earned as many as 20 college credits to jump-start their post-secondary education. More than $22,000 in scholarships for outstanding performance and community service were also awarded during the evening ceremony.
The following Goshen area students were recognized with awards and scholarships:
Burke Catholic High School
Michael Wadja (Transportation Careers) Outstanding Academy Award, Outstanding Student Gold Award, NTHS Award
Curtis Paul (Security Careers) Outstanding Academy Award
Chester Academy
Emma Benedict (Health Careers) Outstanding Program Award
Nicholas Colbon (Construction Careers) International Association of Electrical Inspectors
Connor Sartori (Health Careers) Outstanding Program Award
Goshen High School
Michael Aglione (Health Careers) Outstanding Academy Award, Outstanding Student Bronze Award
Thomas Stephens (Transportation Careers) Goshen Rotary Career Scholarship
Amanda Lombardi (Visual Arts Careers) Outstanding Program Award, NTHS Award
Bram Veldkamp (Construction Careers) Outstanding Program Award
Matthew Lewis (Environmental Careers) Outstanding Program Award
Victoria Perruna (Appearance Careers) Angela Molfetas Memorial Scholarship Award
Kayana Irby (Appearance Careers) Angela Molfetas Memorial Scholarship Award
Jimmy Deleon Heavy (Environmental Careers) Shawangunk Snowmobile and Rescue Club Award
Donald Herring (Business Careers) Outstanding Program Award, Bill Devitt's Dream for Inspire Foundation Award
Jonathan Grald (Transportation Careers) Outstanding Program Award