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OCM BOCES Students compete and place in State SkillsUSA Competitions

Congratulations to the OCM BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students who recently competed and placed in the New York State SkillsUSA competition. Held at the New York State Fairgrounds in April, this annual competition gave OCM BOCES the opportunity to compete against other schools from across the state in timed technical, trade and leadership contests. The OCM BOCES students who placed in the competition are:
  1. Kayla Helfeld, OCM BOCES Cosmetology senior from the Westhill Central School District – 1st place (State Champion) in the Nail Care category
  2. Jillian Himes, OCM BOCES Laboratory Technology junior from the North Syracuse Central School District – 2nd place in the Job Demo Open category
  3. Alexis Townsend, OCM BOCES Laboratory Technology senior from the Baldwinsville Central School District – 2nd place in the Medical Math category
  4. Isabellah Hightower, OCM BOCES Laboratory Technology senior from the Baldwinsville Central School District – 3rd place in the Job Demo A category 
Following is the complete list of OCM BOCES students that competed in the State SkillsUSA competition, along with their contest:
From the Baldwinsville Central School District:
Levi Barnes (Medical Terminology)
Serina Bower (Esthetics)
Isabellah Hightower (Job Demo A)
Alexis Townsend (Medical Math)
From the Cazenovia Central School District:
Devin Shon (Automotive Service Technology)
Will Moskvich (Collision Repair Technology)
From the Cincinnatus Central School District:
Carlecia McUmber (Related Technical Math)
Austin Rutan (Welding)
From the Cortland Enlarged City School District:
Joe Alleman (Collision Repair Tech)
Isaiah Bowers (Promotional Bulletin Board)
Julia Gutierrez (Prepared Speech)
Cameron Landon (Culinary Arts)
Colbie Lockwood (Welding)
Taylor Oaks (Promotional Bulletin Board)
Andrew Randall (Welding)
Ryan Roberson (Medical Math)
Samara Scott (First Aid/CPR)
From the DeRuyter Central School District:
Amber Stedwell (Employment App. Basic)
From the Fabius-Pompey Central School District:
Jordon Scutt (Auto Refinishing Tech)
Erica Pilcher (Cosmetology)
From the Homer Central School District:
Kyle Ryan (Informational Tech. Services)
From the Liverpool Central School District:
Sophia Cittadino (Nail Care MODEL)
From the McGraw Central School District:
Larissa Little (Promotional Bulletin Board)
From the North Syracuse Central School District:
Cynthia Lucia (Cake Decorating)
Miranda Burdick (Early Childhood Education)
Jillian Himes (Job Demo Open)
James Brown (Nurse Assisting)
From the Solvay Union Free School District:
Jayden Hollis-Long (Information Tech Services)
From the Tully Central School District:
Ed Young (Internetworking)
Elaina Weisbrodt (Medical Terminology)
From the West Genesee Central School District:
Stephen Bross (Auto Vehicle Maintenance Basic)
Austin Caporin (Technical Computer Applications)
Brian Nolan (Carpenter's Assistant)
Kevin Nolan (Carpentry)
Andria Wells (Esthetics MODEL)
From the Westhill Central School District:
Kayla Helfeld (Nail Care)
About SkillsUSA: SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school/college students preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations. The organization provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development and builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills.
For more information about OCM BOCES Career and Technical Education Programs, contact OCM BOCES’ Director of Career and Technical Education Phil Grome at