'Tools for Success' recognizes exceptional students at Thompson Road CampusPosted May 24, 2022
|Students who excel in several Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs at the OCM BOCES Thompson Road Campus were honored May 24 in the annual "Tools for Success" awards ceremony.
The event was held in person for the first time in two years, allowing students, teachers, family members, school administrators, Board of Education members and other guests to celebrate the achievements of these students. CTE Principal Peter Hunn welcomed everyone to the ceremony and emceed the event.
To qualify for a "Tools for Success" award, students must demonstrate proficient skills within their program, have good classroom attendance and participation, and show a consistently positive attitude in class.
They are selected by their teachers in these CTE programs:
Culinary students receive a $1,000 college scholarship from a non-profit organization called "Two Chefs from Above," which created the scholarships as a memorial for two young men killed in a Syracuse-area restaurant shooting in 2018.
Here are the 2022 "Tools for Success" recipients:
Automotive Collision Technology - Instructor Matthew McGivney:
Automotive Technology - Instructor Samuel Azria:
Nathan Lemery - Liverpool Central School District
Heavy Equipment Repair, Operations & Diesel Technology - Instructor Paul Connor:
Braeden Hawkins, Liverpool Central School District and Innovation Tech High School
Automotive Technology (at Driver's Village) - Instructor Erick Dodge:
Matthew Sheffield - Fabius-Pompey Central School District and Innovation Tech High School
Culinary - Chef Robert Canorro and OCM BOCES Adult Education Dental Assisting Instructor Nancy Chappell, who represented "Two Chefs from Above":
Ibrahim Omar - Westhill Central School District
Construction - Instructor Zach Wills:
Logan Butler - Baldwinsville Central School District
Welding - Instructor Matthew Watkins:
Hunter Bealer - West Genesee Central School District
Welding - Instructor Duane Debejian:
James Clemens - LaFayette Central School District