(May 2013) The Rotary Club of Oneida honored 21 graduating seniors from the Oneida and Stockbridge Valley school districts on May 7 for their successes in Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Madison-Oneida BOCES.
Students recognized at this year’s Recognition Award Ceremony and Luncheon were nominated by their CTE teachers based on their academic achievement, attendance and potential for future employability.
Allied Health Partnership student Samantha Salerno, of Oneida, delivered this year’s student address. She told her fellow honorees and a room full of Rotarians, school leaders and BOCES administrators that she has found her experiences in the one-year Allied Health to be invaluable. She said she thought she might be interested in a medical career, but the past year has helped solidify her decision – and helped her discover pediatrics.
CTE Director Dave Arntsen delivered the welcome, commending this year’s Rotary group on their remarkable and numerous achievements. Certificates were delivered by CTE Assistant Director Ed Bronson and School Counselor Brandi Bostic.
This year’s awardees are:
Oneida City School District
Aubrey Ambrosio, Cosmetology
Taylor Armstrong, Equine and Animal Science
Molly Bartlett, Pre-Nursing
Lindsey Casler, New Ventures
Samantha Dick, Criminal Justice
Frederick Edick, Auto Body Repair
Emily Fitzgerald, New Ventures
Kyle Peck, Engineering Science
Samantha Salerno, Allied Health Partnership
Nathaniel Thurber, Criminal Justice
Stockbridge Valley School District
Marisha Burton, Early Childhood Education
Lisa Curtis, Health Professions
Shiel Lamb, Graphic Design
Brooke McCarthy, Cosmetology
Timothy Meeker, New Ventures
Peter Oot, Allied Health Partnership
Gabrielle Panzone, Health Professions
Justin Sirles, Criminal Justice
Tyler Smith, Auto Body
Justiss Usborne, New Ventures
Alyson Wilson, Health Professions