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News from the Career and Technical Center

Albany Career and Technical campus honors students 


Student accomplishments highlighted


Connor WisniewskiMore than 100 awards and honors were bestowed Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Proctors Theatre
as the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) honored its seniors, as well as juniors, who excelled academically.

The ceremonies — one for morning-session and another for afternoon-session students — drew hundreds of onlookers who cheered their students on and recognized their accomplishments.

Capital Region BOCES Chief Executive Officer John Yagielski praised the students for "taking the harder road" — pursuing all of the requirements needed to graduate high school, as well as learning skills for their chosen careers.

Principal Joseph Duffy noted the diversity of the students.

"I am amazed by the diversity of CTE — the diversity in backgrounds, ideology, educational goals and so forth — and yet the common goal and desire that every student shares: the desire to learn a skill set that they can turn into a career."

Indeed, the hundreds of CTE students from 22 school districts have a range of backgrounds and goals. Among them were a Guyanese immigrant who learned welding skills, a recent immigrantKumar
from the Dominican Republican who learned cosmetology skills and plans to return to her native country this summer, a lifelong resident of Ravena who is heading to college armed with experience at a national automotive competition, and a Schenectady resident planning to take on the world of fashion thanks to her lessons here and those she will receive in college next year.

Honors ranging from classroom-level to BOCES-wide awards were handed out during the two-hour ceremonies.

Click here to read about the award recipients.

Click here to see who won student of the year.


 Doug Harple


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