Students from around the Capital Region demonstrated their career and technical skills at the New York State SkillsUSA competition held in Syracuse, NY on April 25 and 26. Among them, Megan O’Toole and Bryan Sidney were top place finishers, proving they are the best high school students in the state in the careers they intend to pursue.
To win at states, O’Toole demonstrated her skills in restaurant service, while Sidney competed in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) event. They will now head to the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, KY this June. This event will draw more than 6,000 student competitors and thousands of industry experts from across the country.
Those who placed second and third in the competition include:
- Angelo Carino, Guilderland, Food Prep Assistant
- Madison Hurley, Schalmont, Job Interview
- Greg Krosky, Scotia-Glenville, Auto Refinishing
- Connor Fancher, Cobleskill, Welding Sculpture
- Application and Video Game Creation
- Louis Hardendorf, Schoharie, CNC Milling
- Karee Hildreth, Schalmont, Restaurant Services
- Team of Tim Jagneaux of Shenendehowa and Cole Maughan of Cobleskill , Interactive Application and Video Game Creation
- Mark Molesky, Schoharie, Hydronic Heating
- Joe Pedersen, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Auto Vehicle Maintenance Basic