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CTE honors CAT graduates, marks end of first year for Mohonasen center

Students honored for excellence during June 9 ceremony


Awards recipientsApproximately two dozen seniors were honored on June 9 as Capital Region BOCES celebrated the conclusion of its first year operating in the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasen.

Students from a multitude of schools were recognized for their academic success in the welding, game design, manufacturing and the advanced alternative energy programs.

Among those recognized was Nathaniel Shuart, a gaming,  multimedia and web design student who was named Outstanding Student of the Year at CAT by the Capital Region BOCES Faculty Association.

Shuart, of Cobleskill-Richmondville Central Schools, was honored with a $250 scholarship 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."

Other awards bestowed during the ceremony that drew friends, family and school administrators from around the region were:

  • American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation Scholarship — Tanner Kent, of Schoharie, received a $500 scholarship presented earlier in the year. Family poses with a grad after the ceremony
  • The New York State Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators Association (ACTEA) Thomas Olivo Leadership Award named for C. Thomas Olivo, who was the New York State Education Department’s director of Vocational education in 1966. He advocated developing leadership skills through participation in career-oriented student organizations, a goal the ACTEA continues to support today. The $500 scholarship was presented to Samantha Petrosino of Middleburgh.
  • Manufacturing & Machining Technology I Growth in Achievement Award — Anthony Brown of Niskayuna.
  • Advanced Alternative Energy I Growth in Achievement Award — Casey Washington, adult student.
  • Game Design & Implementation I Outstanding Student Award — Nate Shuart.
  • Game Design & Implementation I Growth in Achievement Award — Tyler Cooper of Scotia-Glenville
  • Welding II Academic Achievement Award — Tanner Kent.
  •  Welding II Outstanding Student Award — Nick Thomas of Scotia-Glenville.
  • Welding II Growth in Achievement Award — Luciano Tote of Schalmont.

A grad and Lisa

Also during the ceremony, seniors who made the honor or high honor roll during the year were recognized. They are as follows:

  • Anthony Brown*
  • Tyler Cooper*
  • Broden Courter**
  • Neale Dunston*
  • Tanner Kent*
  • Max Martin*
  • Sam Petrosino*
  • Brenden Rechnitzer*
  • Jeremy Ryan*
  • Nate Shuart**
  • Nick Thomas*
  • Casey Washington*

* Honor roll

 ** High Honor roll

The top three photos show students receiving awards and posing with family and Principal Lisa Carnibucci during and after the ceremony.

Below, is the 2017 graduating class from CTE at the CAT.

Graduating class






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