Syracuse. BOCES CTE students win big at N.Y.S. SkillsUSA competition

| 28 Apr 2023 | 07:34

This week 30 Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students traveled to Syracuse to participate in the New York State SkillsUSA competition held April 28.

The competition brought together the top CTE students from across the state to showcase their skills and compete in a variety of events.

Recognized for their strong leadership skills, two students were elected to governing roles for SkillsUSA for the upcoming year. Angelina Vargas (Florida UFSD) has been elected as Treasurer, and Kayla Flores (Warwick Valley CSD), has been elected as the NYS Officer at Large.

During the day long competition, Orange-Ulster BOCES had four students earn top honors in their fields:

Photography Gold Medalist Nate Panuska (Florida UFSD);

Cosmetology Silver Medalist Zero Mauras (Minisink Valley CSD)’

Digital Cinema Production Bronze Medalists Esther Tanis (Chester UFSD) and Grace Fang (Minisink Valley CSD).

Participation in events such as the New York State SkillsUSA competition is a valuable opportunity for our students to demonstrate their skills and gain confidence and experience in their respective fields.