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17 Students Bring Home SkillsUSA Trophies

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit national education association that helps students prepare for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. This organization serves more than 331,000 students and instructors in the United States.  Over 100 job categories are covered by SkillsUSA training, competitions, and leadership opportunities.  

DCMO BOCES proudly celebrates the efforts of all the students who competed at the Area II Regional SkillsUSA competition on February 10, 2023, held at the SUNY Morrisville Campus.  Thirty-nine students from the Harrold Campus and twenty students from the Pole Campus competed.  Seventeen students brought home trophies. 

The following is a recap of our winners:

Harrold Campus Students won in the following competition categories:

Restaurant Service Competition

Culinary Program Student: McKenna Tilley from Gilbertsville Mt Upton

Food Preparation Assistant Competition:

2nd place: Culinary Program student Rose Wilewski from Afton Central School

3rd place: Culinary Program student Hezekiah Clarke from Unatego Central School

Baking and Pastry Competition:

3rd place: Culinary Program student Cassandra Cole from Sidney Central School

Job Demonstration A Competition:

2nd place: Culinary Program student Corey McCumiskey from Delaware Academy 

Crime Scene Investigation Competition (team of 3)

2nd place: Security and Law students: Davis Herzog from Hancock Central School

Nathan Kanzer from Bainbridge Guilford Central School, and Kaitlin Ogborn from Franklin Central School

Promotional Bulletin Board Competition (Team of 3)

3rd place: Students from the Early Childhood Education program; Elizabeth Richards from Walton Central School, Allison Hauptmann from Afton Central School, and Amelia Greenman from  Afton Central School

Pole Campus students won in the following category:

Cabinet Making Competition

1st place  - Carpentry and Building Construction student Andrew Grant from Unadilla Valley

Technical Computer Applications Competition

1st place: Computer Technology student Riley Smith from Sherburne Earlville Central School

Promotional Bulletin Board Competition 

1st place in 

Visual Communications Program students Jordan Winton, Chloe Thomas, and Parker Lawrence, from Sherburne Earlville Central School

Criminal Justice Competition

3rd place: Security and Law Enforcement student Christopher Boyle from Greene Central School

Photography Competition

3rd place: Visual Communications Program student Bruce Townsend from Unadilla Valley Central School

Congratulations to all our students and a message of appreciation to the instructors and program coordinators who work very hard behind the scenes to organize and support this program at both our learning facilities.