Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Career and Technical Education students, teachers, staff and administrators made the drive from WEMOCO CTE Center to Alfred State on March 7 for SkillsUSA New York State Area 1 Regionals. Twelve medals and an officer position made the ride back with them.
Two BOCES 2 CTE students placed first in their respective competitions. Steven Kent (Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance, Greece) earned gold in Action Skills while Eloy "EJ" Soto (Carpentry, Brockport) garnered the top spot in Carpenter Assistant Basic.
WEMOCO students won five silver medals. Logan Cameron (Introduction to Construction Trades, Greece) placed second in Carpenter Assistant Basic. Second place in Small Engine Service Basic went to William Ross (Outdoor Powersports Technology, Brockport). Mika Richardson (Welding, Greece) nabbed the second spot in Welding while Abigail Steines (Criminal Justice, Gates Chili) placed second in CPR/First Aid. Rounding out the second-place finishers was Macaria Johnson (Cosmetology, Spencerport) in the Cosmetology Senior competition.
Five WEMOCO students placed third in competitions: Arrow Peryea (Digital and Visual Communication, Gates Chili) in Photography; Katherine Zerrillo (Digital and Visual Communication, Churchville-Chili) in Advertising Design; Tiana Yaw-Owen (Cosmetology, Brockport) in Esthetics Skin Care with Ariana Sutton (Cosmetology, Greece) serving as the model; and Arrieanna Brown (Medical Laboratory Assisting and Phlebotomy, Hilton) in Job Interview.
The next step in SkillsUSA competitions is the New York State SkillsUSA Competition held in Syracuse at the end of April.
Also at Regionals, Kayla Waddle-Martin (Dental Assisting, Greece) was named New York State Area 1 Vice President.