BOCES CTE celebrates 800 graduates

Posted 7/8/20

Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE) will recognize over 800 students who completed their various CTE programs. The 53rd annual CTE Recognition Ceremony will be held …

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BOCES CTE celebrates 800 graduates

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Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE) will recognize over 800 students who completed their various CTE programs. The 53rd annual CTE Recognition Ceremony will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

During their two years attending CTE programs, some students earned as many as 20 college credits to jump-start their post-secondary education. More than $11,000 in scholarships for outstanding performance and community service was also awarded.

One of the highlights each year is the recognition of the Outstanding Student Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. This year, the Outstanding Student Gold Award, CTE’s highest honor, was presented to Miguel Connell, a graduate from Chester Academy High School and an Aviation student in the Transportation Academy. The Outstanding Student Silver Award recipient was Gianna Nazzaro from Pine Bush High School, an Education & Management student in the Education Careers Academy. Caitlin Cuddy from Goshen High School, an Animal Science student in the Environmental Careers Academy, received the Outstanding Student Bronze Award.

This year’s CTE Valedictorian is Michael Wason, a graduate from Washingtonville High School and an Engineering, Design and Architecture student in the STEM Careers Acadmey. The 2019-2020 CTE Salutatorian is Alexander Rodriguez, a Port Jervis High School student and an Aviation student in the Transportation Careers Academy.

The following students were recognized with awards and scholarships:

Pine Bush High School

Andrew Fox STEM Careers, Outstanding Academy Award, Outstanding Program Award

Jack Grabowski Security Careers, Achievement Award

Kevin Lane Environmental Careers, Achievement Award

Antonio Levato Jr Construction Careers, Outstanding Program Award

Anthony Lopez, Jr. Appearance Careers, Achievement Award

Danielle Lugo Business Careers, Achievement Award

Jena Malcolm Education Careers, Achievement Award

Gianna Nazzaro Education Careers, Outstanding Student Silver Award, Outstanding Academy Award, Future Educator Scholarship

Angelina Primelo Appearance Careers, Outstanding Program Award

Saige Reisert Security Careers, Shawangunk Snowmobile & Rescue Club

Madison Serrano Security Careers, Outstanding Program Award, Emanuel Axelrod Memorial Scholarship

John Spignardo STEM Careers, Achievement Award

Tyler Tarshis Construction Careers, Outstanding Program Award

Kayla Tyson Health Careers, Outstanding Program Award

Jacob Zall STEM Careers, Achievement Award

Valley Central High School

Paul Almeida Transportation Careers, Orange County Antique Auto Automotive Mechanic Award, Richard Jacob Rudy Memorial Scholarship

William McMahon STEM Careers, Outstanding Program Award

Kaitlyn Murphy Security Careers, Outstanding Academy Award

Kevin Ridings Construction Careers, Achievement Award

Madeline Tubens Visual Arts Careers, Achievement Award

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