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Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES recognizes hundreds at CTE awards ceremony

Hundreds of graduating seniors and students achieving academic success were recently recognized during Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ annual Career & Technical Education awards ceremony.
More than a dozen scholarships and awards, as well as hundreds of completer certificates, were handed out as friends, family and school district personnel packed the auditorium at Auburn High School. Principal Steve Woodard began the evening by thanking the students for their dedication to their respective CTE programs, as well as to the CTE staff for their tireless efforts throughout the year.
“I’ve been in education for 30 years, and I can say without hesitation that we have one of the best staffs I’ve ever been around,” Woodward said.
Student speaker Jose Montalvo, a graduating Culinary Arts student from Union Springs High School, said BOCES provided him with many opportunities, including the chance to share his heritage through cooking.
As Montalvo explained, each week a senior in Culinary Arts was tasked with leading the class in preparing a meal. Montalvo decided to honor his heritage by preparing traditional Mexican cuisine.
“I wish you all the best of luck as we move into adulthood,” Montalvo told his fellow graduates.
Students from each CTE program were then called to the stage by their respective instructors to receive their completer certificates. Each student was greeted on stage by District Superintendent Brian Hartwell, as well as several Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES board members.
In total, more than 200 students received completer certificates, including more than 80 students who received a National Technical Honor Society designation.






Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent / CEO

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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