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More than three dozen area students to compete at state SkillsUSA competition


Students from Cobleskill to Cohoes to take part


Nichols in the cake decorating competitionMore than three dozen Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students from across the region will test their technical skills against the best from across the state at the New York State SkillsUSA competition on April 26-28.

The state competition draws hundreds of career and technical education students from Long Island to Massena and Buffalo to Albany to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Winners of that event will advance to the national competition in Kentucky in June.

Capital Region BOCES CTE competition representatives, their home school districts and contests are as follows:

  • Majira Ambroise, South Colonie, in job skills
  • Samantha Barnes, Duanesburg, in nurse assistant
  • Kristina Belser, Voorheesville, in CSI
  • Jason Benn, RCS,  in the action skills competition
  • Slater Bouchard, Cohoes, in commercial baking
  • Victoria Carl, Voorheesville, in dieselBillboard competitors
  • Shaun Buerker, Guilderland, in CTE residential wiring
  • Justin Crandall, Mohonasenasen, in carpentry assistant
  • Quinton Crewell, Mohonasenasen, in the promotional billboard competition
  • Danielle DiCaprio, Mohonasenasen, in cosmetology
  • Samantha English, Shenendehowa, in CSI
  • Demetrios Fantroy, adult, in culinary arts
  • Angel Ferrand, Shenendehowa, in CSI
  • Roy Grant, Cohoes, in the promotional billboard competition
  • Sam Groezinger, Guilderland, in carpentry
  • Alex LeClair, Voorheesville, in HVAC
  • Greg Lenegar, Bethlehem, in photography
  • Glenn MacDonald, Guilderland, in auto tech
  • Maddie Montanye, Mohonasenasen, in the promotional billboard competition
  • Alexander Morina, Guilderland, in food prep assistant
  • Paige Nash, Scotia-Glenville, in the job interview competition
  • Ashley Nichols, Scotia-Glenville, in commercial baking
  • Marygrace Nichols, Duanesburg, in nurse assistantNurse assistant competitors
  • Joaquin Rossen, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, in basic vehicle
  • John Simonds, Bethlehem, in small engine
  • Thorne Sperry, South Colonie, in HVAC
  • Madison Waddell, Shenendehowa, in cosmetology
  • Thomas Ascenzi, Cohoes, computer maintenance
  • Brenna Katsoudas, Niskayuna, esthetics model
  • Bella Catelotti, Mohonasenasen, esthetics
  • Brianna Colucci, Duanesburg, job skills
  • Gene Broadwell, Cobleskill-Richmondville, precision heavy equipment operation
  • Irving Skowfoe, Middleburgh, carpentry
  • Sarah Barton, Sharon Springs, CSI
  • Katie Dobesh, Middleburgh, CSI
  • Andrew Amedio, BKW, CSI
  • Matt Stanfield, BKW, criminal justice
  • Brianna Zabrisky, Sharon Springs, culinary artsCSE
  • Hailey Dorrough, Schoharie, cake decorating
  • Marina Crescimanno, Middleburgh, culinary
  • Trinity Patterson, Middleburgh, commercial baking
  • Kathleen Hannmann, Middleburgh, restaurant services


The annual SkillsUSA competitions at the local, regional, state and national levels enable students to showcase their career and technical, professional and interpersonal skills and learn about teamwork and citizenship.  Students compete locally to advance to the regional competition.

In the top photo, Ashley Nichols of Scotia-Glenville, practices cake baking and decorating.

Second photo,  Roy Grant of Cohoes and Madison Montanye of Scotia-Glenville, and  Quinton Crewell of Mohonasenasen stand by the billboard they designed and made for the competition.

Third photo, Marygrace Nichols and Samantha Barnes both of Duanesburg, practice nursing skills.

Sarah Barton, of Sharon Springs, and Kathryn Dobesh of Middleburgh, practice for the CSI competition.




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