2018 Program-Level Student Awards

Albany Campus Program Awards

Auto Body Refinishing and Collision Repair

  • Academic Achievement – Kuma Sukhnandan (Schenectady City Schools)
  • Growth In Achievement – Salvatore Martin (Scotia-Glenville CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Tim DeCelle (Cohoes City Schools) and Michael Smith (South Colonie CSD)

Automotive Trades

  • Academic Achievement – Alex Bordeaux (Guilderland CSD)
  • Growth In Achievement – Ryan Stewart (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD)
  • Outstanding Student– Ben Brock (Bethlehem CSD), Brendon Pagan-Mendez (Schenectady City Schools) and Joe Pedersen (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD)

Automotive Tech Prep

  • Academic Achievement – Michael Tilison (Mohonasen CSD)

Automotive Services

  • Growth In Achievement – Jeremy Ruby (Niskayuna CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Diesel Wederman (Schalmont CSD)

Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES)

  • Growth In Achievement – Zach Andrew (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Ryan Schenmeyer (Voorheesville CSD)

Building Trades

  • Academic Achievement – Austin Bijec (Scotia-Glenville CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Dylan McPhail (Scotia-Glenville CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Taylor Vincent (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD)

Carpentry Services

  • Growth in Achievement – Jayden Christiano (Guilderland CSD), Gavin Ogren (Guilderland CSD) and Warren Weaver (Voorheesville CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Hunter Normandin (South Colonie CSD)

Computer Network Tech

  • Academic Achievement – Collin Rodrigue (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD) and Lance Tongson (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Growth In Achievement – Caleb Clemens (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD) and Jack Steffans (Guilderland CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Thomas Ascenzi (Cohoes City School) and Jesse Ferri (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD)


  • Academic Achievement – Olivia Edwards and Lauren Soulia (both from Mohonasen CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Cayla Anderson (Guilderland CSD)

Cosmetology II

  • Academic Achievement – Alyscia DelValle (Guilderland CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Carlie Rarick (Guilderland CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Jasmine Armstrong (Guilderland CSD)

Criminal Justice I

  • Academic Achievement – Samantha Shepard (Scotia-Glenville CSD) and Anthony Samaroo (Schenectady City Schools)

Criminal Justice II

  • Academic Achievement – Kailynna Zafke (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Benjamin Detwiler (Bethlehem CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Seanna Slingerland (Guilderland CSD)


  • Academic Achievement – Megan O’Toole (Voorheesville CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Samantha Dollar (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Maggie Bellanger (Guilderland CSD)

Culinary Arts Tech Prep

  • Academic Achievement – Kate Himmelwright (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Will Gross (Bethlehem CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Amir Daniels (South Colonie CSD)

Diesel Technology

  • Academic Achievement – Tori Cady (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD) and James Tunney (Voorheesville CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Justin Butler (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Andrew Masi (Guilderland CSD)

Electrical Trades

  • Academic Achievement – Gavin Haar (South Colonie CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Ryan Lounello (Guilderland CSD) and Douglas Marciell (Watervliet CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Demetreus Todman (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD)


  • Academic Achievement – Brianna Colucci (Duanesburg CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Sophie Mailey (Scotia-Glenville CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Catherine Pooler (Scotia-Glenville CSD)

Food Services

  • Academic Achievement – Ashley Hahn (South Colonie CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Zach Schmid (Schenectady City Schools)
  • Outstanding Student – Liz Sereikis


  • Academic Achievement – Thomas Engel
  • Growth in Achievement – Alexis Scarff-Fairchild (Niskayuna CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Torianna Palmer (Cohoes CSD)

Home Health Aide/Personal Care Assistant (HHA/PCA)

  • Academic Achievement – Ashley Colvin (Niskayuna CSD) and Usha Supaul (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Ariana Perez (Schenectady CSD) and Dayna Ward (Bethlehem CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Angela Livecchi (Guilderland CSD) and Matthew Wilson (Bethlehem CSD)

Internet Applications

  • Academic Achievement – Shashwat Sahai, (Voorheesville CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Anthony Jacobs
  • Outstanding Student – Alex Kuzmak (Watervliet CSD) and Jonathan Maglosky (Shenendehowa CSD)

Nursing Assistant

  • Academic Achievement – Jazmin Dickson (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD), Mayhanna Hayhurst, (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD), Roshnie Matadin (Schenectady CSD) and Kailah Walsh (South Colonie CSD)
  • Growth in Achievement – Ashley Shiwprashad (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Outstanding Student – Mikayla Holden (Niskayuna CSD), Julianna Proctor (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD) and Angelina Valentina (Mohonasen CSD)


  • Academic Achievement – Christopher Gilligan (Cohoes City School)
  • Growth in Achievement – Hazem Ahmed
  • Outstanding Student – Laura Williams (Schalmont CSD) and Skyelar Winnie

Vocational Tech Prep

Outstanding Student – John Dolezsar and  Nah’Quis Williams (both from Schenectady City Schools)


      • Outstanding Student – Jacob Davey (Niskayuna CSD)
      • Growth in Achievement – Donald Ploof (Watervliet CSD)

      Schoharie Campus Program Awards

      Automotive Technology

      • Growth in Achievement Award – Ryan Baxter (Sharon Springs CSD)
      • Highest Average Award – Travis Crounse (Duanesburg CSD)
      • Outstanding Student Award – Chris Goodrich

      Commercial Construction and Heavy Equipment Program

      • Growth in Achievement Award – Riley Black and Dakoda Kiefner, both from (Schalmont CSD)
      • Outstanding Student Award – Matthew Sweetser (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD)


      • Growth in Achievement Award – Kayla Shackelton (Schoharie CSD)
      • Highest Average Award – Alexis Stephens
      • Outstanding Student Award – Toni Wait (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD)

      Criminal Justice Program

      • Growth in Achievement Award – Zachary Tyrell (Schalmont CSD)
      • Highest Average Award – Danielle Graham and Daniel Sawyer, both from (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD)
      • Outstanding Student Award – Hayley Creamer (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD)

      Culinary Program

      • Growth in Achievement Award – Honovi Fletcher (Schalmont CSD)
      • Highest Average Award – Briana Boniecki (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD) and Katie Hannmann (Middleburgh CSD)
      • Outstanding Student Award – Victoria Todtschinder (Schoharie CSD)