Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center students attend SkillsUSA State Conference – Daily Freeman

Twenty-nine Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center students competed in timed business, leadership, and community service competitions at the 2022 SkillsUSA State Conference in Syracuse, NY

Two students came in first place in the community action category, three in second place in the community service category, two in second place in their trade category and one student in third place in their trade category. The Ulster BOCES SkillsUSA Chapter also received the 2022 Presidential Voluntary Service Award at the silver level. Additionally, Kate Weston, Chapter 4 counselor and cosmetology teacher, was named the recipient of the New York State Chapter of Excellence Silver Award.

Rondout Valley Central School District students Michael Lamaruggine and Brayden O’Connor finished in first place. They are both Cisco and Cybersecurity students and won first place in the Community Action category.

Wallkill Central School District cosmetology student Arielle Cruz placed second in the Community Service category. Three students from the Kingston School District – Campbell Curcio, Shyanne Halwick and Jaco Kraft – also finished second. Curcio, cosmetology student; and Halwick, a student in the Health Professions Exploration program, were both in the Community Service category. Kraft, an advanced manufacturing student, was competing in the technical drawing category. Additionally, Justin VanLeeuwen, an electrical construction and maintenance student from Wallkill Central School District, placed second in the electrical construction wiring category.

Eric Oakley, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning student from the Rondout Valley Central School District, finished third in the hydronic heating category.

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