MOBOCES students advance to SkillsUSA Nationals

Four Career and Technical Education students from MOBOCES earned medals at the state SkillsUSA Championships April 25.

SkillsUSA is an education-industry partnership that engages students in technical skills competitions and fosters leadership development. More than 60 different contests challenge students to put their career-focused skills training into practice.

MOBOCES students began their journey in February, competing at the regional meet at Morrisville State College against more than 900 students from technical high schools and other BOCES. Twenty-one MOBOCES qualified at regionals to compete at the state level.

The MOBOCES students who earned medals at states are:

Katelyn Lanz, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Electrical/HVAC – 1st Place in Prepared Speech

Devan Pelky, Morrisville-Eaton, Outdoor Power Equipment – 1st Place in Motorcycle Service Technology

Dominic Stith, Hamilton, Outdoor Power Equipment – 1st Place in Small Engine Service

Cole Szewczyk, Morrisville-Eaton, Outdoor Power Equipment – 2nd Place in Power Equipment Technology

First-place finishers at states in eligible contests will now move on to the SkillsUSA Nationals, held in June in Kentucky. From MOBOCES, Lanz and Pelky have qualified; Small Engine Service does not have a national-level contest.

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