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News from the Career and Technical Center

Schoharie CTE graduates 58

 

Students serenaded, recognized

 

Outstanding studentsWith a crowd of parents, family, home school district leaders and friends looking on, 58 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students from the Schoharie campus received certificates of completion and awards on June 7, 2017.

The ceremony at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School marked the completion of one- and two-year programs at the school, including culinary, cosmetology, commercial construction/heavy equipment, criminal justice, residential construction, manufacturing and machining technology and automotive technology.

While many of the students are moving on to college and technical school, others are using their skills to embark on careers. No matter their path, speaker after speaker told the students they were well-prepared for life as long as they continue to strive.

BOCES Chief Executive Officer John Yagielski recounted for the students how he was not a good student in high school and graduated from an auto body repair program at a full-day career and technical school.

"I was easily distracted and my level of efforts was, frankly, poor," he said. But after only three months in the workforce, he found himself looking for a new path so he enrolled in a college Rouleau gets a hgcourse and parlayed that into becoming a full-time college student.

"I went onto graduate school summa cum laude with the highest average in the class. I know that I was not the brightest student in the class, I just worked harder," he said.

"If you provide the drive and effort, that will be the key to your success," he added.

Noah Sherwood of Middleburgh, a construction/heavy equipment program graduate, encouraged his peers to never stop learning, never stop seeking.

"No matter what our plans for the future may be, we will always have something to learn ... We will all use the skills we have learned at CTE to advance through life, to tackle life," he said.

Board of Education Vice President Kevin Kutzscher recounted how, 15 years ago, he watched as his son graduated from the CTE culinary program in Schoharie.

While his son's career plans changed, his success did not.

"He is now executive chef of the Marriott in Albany and has been for the last five to six years and
we could not be prouder," he told the graduates.Seneca Rehberg recieves the outstanding cosmetology student award

Honors ranging from classroom-level to BOCES-wide awards were handed out during the 90-minute ceremony.

Click here to read about the award recipients.

Click here to see who won student of the year.

Top photo, Capital Region BOCES CTE Schoharie campus outstanding students of the year Ian Manson and Gene Broadwell  pose with their plaques.

Second photo, teacher Bill Rouleau receives a hug.

To the right, Seneca Rehberg of CRCS receives the outstanding cosmetology student award.

Below, BOCES Board of Education Vice President Kevin Kutzscher addresses the crowd. Below right, student Noah Sherwood speaks.

In the bottom photo, auto students await their awards as teacher Randall Barber speaks.

 

 

BOCES Board of Education Vice President Kevin Kutzscher addresses the crowd. Noah Sherwood Middleburgh addresses the crowd

Auto students pose

 

 

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