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Guilderland, Cobleskill students named CTE students of the year

Four students honored during ceremonies for Albany, Schoharie campuses

Glenn MacDonald

Four Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were honored as Outstanding Students of the Year by the Capital Region BOCES Faculty Association.

Glenn MacDonald of Bethlehem, Gene Broadwell of Cobleskill-Richmondville (CRCS), Ian Manson, also of CRCS and Nathaniel Shuart, also of CRCS, were presented with the honors during the graduation and end-of-year awards ceremonies June 6 and 7 and 9, 2017.

Traditionally, one student from each campus earns the honor after a panel of faculty members review nominations and interview students. Eileen Coffey, a school counselor for the two campuses, said that in an "unprecedented" move, the panel reviewing the Schoharie nominations and conducting the interview found that both Manson and Broadwell were equally and exceptionally qualified for the honor.

MacDonald, from the Albany campus, is the 2017 state SkillsUSA Auto Technician champion and will compete later this month in the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky. He will be attending the University of Northwestern Ohio in the fall to study automotive and diesel technology.

Broadwell was the 2016 state SkillsUSA Precision Heavy Equipment champion. Upon graduation, he is applying to the heavy equipment operators union and will use his skills to operate equipment on his family's farm.

Manson, who followed his brother's path into the BOCES program, is pursuing his dreams of  Manson and Broadwell
a career working on vehicles; he will attend Hudson Valley Community College in the fall and study automotive repair.

Shuart, from the Mohonasen Center for Advanced Technology campus, was honored for showing "growth in the achievement of skills needed for a specific occupation, growth in citizenship, work ethic and leadership ability, as well as pride in the chosen occupation."

He was a gaming, multimedia and web design student who plans to pursue that career in college.

Top photo shows Glenn MacDonald; second photo shows (left to right) Manson and Broadwell.










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