CHS students graduate from CTE

Congratulations to 27 CHS seniors who recently graduated from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

They are as follows:

Auto Services
Troy Scott  

Julia LeBlanc

Criminal Justice
Lacey Lennox
Regina Poulin

Carlee Fecura
Brendan MacWhinnie

Zachary Bushey
Christopher Cipollo
Elijah Hasslinger

Entertainment Tech
Madi Marer

Game Design and Implementation
Devin Hughgill
Savannah Iacopelli
Malaika Kumordzie
Raven Pompeii

Network Tech
Vincent Kamara
James Lawrence

Nursing Assistant
Anjolina Bussing
Jordyn Graham
Jocelynn Tubman

Retail and Office Services
Christopher Edmonds

Sterile Processing
Carissa Burke

Vocational Training and Transition
Shay Lynne Davis
Aarron Gillson
Callie Koblensky

Keehan Otten
Connor Trudeau
Aidan Spizowski

They joined more than 450 Capital Region students who were honored earlier this month during a ceremony that celebrated their successes in the classroom and, for many, in the workforce. 

“It’s really exciting to see so many of our students going into the trades,” said CHS Principal Laura Tarlo. “I recently read an article where they’re calling this the ‘toolbelt generation’ and I think it’s so great for our students to be part of this movement.”

With a packed house of caregivers, friends, school and BOCES administrators looking on, students from more than two-dozen school districts marked the completion of one- and two-year programs at the school, including: Automotive Trades Technology and Heating, Carpentry, Culinary, Cosmetology, Building Trades, Criminal Justice, Diesel Technology, Entertainment Tech, Network Technology, Nursing, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) and Welding, to name a few. 

Speakers praised the graduates for going above and beyond to secure bright futures and encouraged them to never give up their drive for excellence.

“No one will ever count you out unless you let them,” said Principal Shelette Pleat.

Assistant Principal Kate Nickerson reminded graduates that they will always have a support system, always have a home at BOCES.

“Call on us if you need to. We are always here for you,” she said.

Many of the graduates are going on to college and trade schools; still, others are going straight into the workforce thanks to the skills they learned and the connections they made at BOCES.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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