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Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Has Tremendous Success at SkillsUSA Competition

Career and Technical Education students from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES had tremendous success at this year’s Area II SkillsUSA regional competition, bringing home 13 first-place, seven second-place and five third-place trophies.


SkillsUSA provides the opportunity for CTE students to demonstrate the technical skills they have learned in class, competing against other BOCES in the region. First-place finishers can compete in the statewide competition set to be held at the NYS Fairgrounds April 22-24.


Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES first-place winners were:  Ryan Blatchley, IT Services (Auburn); Max Fedrizzi, Cabinetmaking (Moravia); Brianna Steger, Carpentry (Moravia); Braden Castaldo, Carpenters Assistant (Jordan-Elbridge); Connor Griffin, Commercial (Cato-Meridian); Rachel Leubner, Basic Health Care (Skaneateles); Elaina Sochan, Nurse Assisting (Union Springs); Megan Alaniz, Customer Service (Skaneateles); Alexis Mapley, Auto Maintenance (Cato-Meridian); Noah Kieffer, Auto Tech (Moravia); Brandon McGregor, Power Equipment (Cato-Meridian); Will Manning- Heavy Equipment Operation (Moravia); Josh McKay, Diesel (Union Springs).


Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES second-place winners were: Dristin Smith, Motorcycle Tech (Moravia); Chris Ellinger, Job Demo Open (Union Springs); Thomas Higgins, Extemporaneous Speaking (Weedsport); Caleb Burroughs, Action Skills (Southern Cayuga); Ronisa Dawley, Basic Health Care (Auburn); Reanna Myers, Nurse Assisting (Auburn); TJ Maldonado (Jordan-Elbridge) and Jeremy Hoeck (Cato-Meridian), TV/ Video Production.


Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES third-place winners were: Cody Manitta, Collision Repair (Cato-Meridian); Matt Leader, Small Engine Service (Port Byron); Austin Goodwin, Diesel Repair (Cato-Meridian); Donna Todd, Early Childhood (Port Byron); Mallory Brennan (Union Springs), Amber Dutcher (Auburn), Madison Malone (Auburn), Sophia Withey (Skaneateles), Health Knowledge Bowl.