2018 Student Honors and Awards

Dozens of our 2018 Career and Technical School (CTE) graduates have been honored with high honors and awards — from commendations to college scholarships.

Congratulations to each of our students on their significant accomplishments.

View the 2018 Albany and Schoharie CTE program-level awards.

Albany CTE

  • Capital Region BOCES Faculty Association (Albany Campus) Student of The Year Award – Amir Daniels (South Colonie CSD)
  • Computer Network Award – Thomas Ascenzi (Cohoes)
  • Culinary Award for perseverance – Nicole Sloan (Niskayuna CSD)
  • Dawn Peacock Award – Abigail Grant (Cohoes City SD)
  • Evan M. Schwarz Welding Scholarship – Jake Wideman, Welding (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD)
  • First Niagara Award – Margaret Bellanger (Guilderland CSD)
  • Food Service Award – Ashley Hahn (Schenectady City SD)
  • Golden Hammer Award – Taylor Vincent (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD)
  • Humanitarian Award in memory of 2015 CTE graduate Bill Kress – Brianna Colucci (Duanesburg CSD)
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Scholarship and membership in the IAEI – Ryan Lounello (Guilderland CSD)
  • Joe Fuchs Award – Kaitlynn Countryman, Nurse Assistant (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Lodging Management Award – Tori Cady, Diesel Tech (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD)
  • Malco Tools Award – Brendon Haack (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD)
  • Mike Todd Award for excellence in welding – Jacob Davey (Niskayuna CSD)
  • Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Tech Prep Scholarship – Kate Himmelwright (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD)
  • SkillsUSA Student of the Year – Mike Tilison, AYES Automotive (Mohonasen CSD)
  • SkillsUSA Area III Scholarship Awards – Brianna Colucci (Duanesburg CSD), Mike Tilison (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Springwater Bistro Award – Amir Daniels, Culinary (South Colonie CSD)

Schoharie CTE

  • American Red Cross Scholarship Award – Mason Yerdon (Schalmont CSD)
  • Construction/Heavy Equipment Advisory Board Scholarship Awards – William Creter (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD), Mason Yerdon (Schalmont CSD) and Michael Artese, Construction (Schalmont CSD)
  • Culinary Scholarship Award – Katie Hannmann (Middleburgh CSD)
  • Joseph N. Fuchs Award – Brittany Cieszynski, Culinary (Schoharie CSD)
  • Outstanding Career Portfolio Award – Vanessa Primeau, Cosmetology (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD) , Chris Goodrich, Construction (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD) and Michael Artese, Construction (Schalmont CSD)
  • Outstanding Student of the Year Award – Danielle Graham, Criminal Justice (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD)
  • Outstanding Student of the Year Nominees Award – Christopher Goodrich,  Automotive  (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD) and Alexis Stephens, Cosmetology (Middleburgh CSD)
  • ProStart Award – Devlan Matthews, Culinary (Schoharie CSD)
  • Richard A. Conklin Scholarship Award – Michael Artese, Construction (Schalmont CSD)
  • Schoharie County Counselors’ Scholarship – Danielle Graham, Criminal Justice (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD)
  • Schoharie Valley Region Antique Automotive Car Association Scholarships – Austin Kubat and Chris Goodrich (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD)
  • SkillsUSA Award – Danielle Graham, Criminal Justice (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD)

Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasen

  • American Red Cross Scholarship – Ryan Gundermann, Video Game Design, (Guilderland CSD)
  • Advanced Alternative Energy Outstanding Student – Richard Van Alstyne (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD)
  • Game Design & Implementation Outstanding Student – Joel Chavez (Schenectady City Schools)
  • Game Design & Implementation Growth in Achievement – Alexander Rivenburgh (Middleburgh CSD)
  • Game Design & Implementation Academic Achievement – Kelly Mullen (Duanesburg CSD)
  • Game Design & Implementation II Outstanding Student – Gunnar Lasher (Niskayuna CSD)
  • Game Design & Implementation II Growth in Achievement – Ryan Bollock (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Game Design & Implementation II Academic Achievement – Noah Helion (Mohonasen CSD)
  • Gregory J. Knorr Memorial Award for Exceptional Citizenship and Character – Evan Pollard, Video Game Design, (Guilderland CSD)
  • Outstanding Student of the Year – Rod Nichols, Welding (Schalmont CSD)
  • SkillsUSA Student of Year – Ryan Gundermann (Guilderland CSD)
  • Sterile Processing Technology – Ezra Anderson (Shenendehowa CSD)
  • Theatre and Film Production Technology Outstanding Student – Haley Morgan (Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD)
  • Welding II Academic Achievement Award – Rod Nichols, Welding (Schalmont CSD)
  • Welding II Outstanding Student Award – Neale Dunston (Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD)
  • Welding II Growth in Achievement Award – Mike LaMarche (Shenendehowa CSD)