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Madison-Oneida BOCES celebrates senior class successes

Posted 6/15/22

Madison-Oneida BOCES held two recognition events in June to celebrate graduating seniors who are pursuing higher education, entering the workforce and joining the military.

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Madison-Oneida BOCES celebrates senior class successes


VERONA — Madison-Oneida BOCES held two recognition events in June to celebrate graduating seniors who are pursuing higher education, entering the workforce and joining the military.

Thirty-two graduating seniors from 10 area high schools earned scholarships and recognition awards during this year’s MOBOCES Career and Technical Education Senior Awards Ceremony on Thursday.

MOBOCES also held a separate Signing Day ceremony the previous Thursday to recognize eight graduating seniors who have been offered employment directly after high school at local businesses and agencies where they completed their senior year CTE internship. Those students represent five high schools and eight CTE programs.

“We know there are many different roads to success, whether that is college, the workplace, trade school or the military,” CTE Principal Erin Noto said. “Our CTE programs prepare students with academic, technical, job and life skills to be successful in any path they choose – and we believe all of those pathways are worth recognizing and celebrating.”

Signing day honorees:

  • Olivia Taylor, Rome Free Academy, equine and animal science, hired by Runnings;
  • Kerrynn Lohr, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, outdoor power equipment, hired by Runnings;
  • Ryan Aumell, Canastota, New Visions government, law and public administration, hired by the Madison County Highway Department;
  • Morgan Zike, Camden, allied health partnership, hired by Oneida Health;
  • Caleb Decker, VVS, New Visions professions, hired by Decker Land Surveying;
  • Keegan Bauer, VVS, conservation, hired by Decker Land Surveying;
  • Alyssa Enslow, Stockbridge Valley, manufacturing technology, hired by Hartman Enterprises, Inc.; and
  • Tyler Fisher, Stockbridge Valley, electrical/HVAC, hired by Urtz Service Company.

Scholarship winners:

  • BOCES Education Foundation Scholarship for CTE — Jordan Baker, Oneida, electrical/HVAC; and Jackson Horodnick, VVS, carpentry;
  • Camden Chamber of Commerce Award — Clara Congden, Camden, cosmetology;
  • Conservation Club Award Scholarship — Keegan Bauer, VVS, conservation; Griffen Johnson, RFA, conservation;
  • Cosmetology Professional Development Award — Skyler Davis, RFA, cosmetology; and Kaili Rossman, Camden, cosmetology;
  • Culinary Industry Excellence Award— Evan Hawkins, NYS School for the Deaf, culinary arts; Angel Lamb, Oneida, advanced culinary experience; and Briahna Packer, Hamilton, culinary arts;
  • Dave Hagadorn Memorial Award — Joseph Bielby, Camden, automotive technology;
  • David Phelps Memorial Award — Troy-Lee Thorn, Camden, IT Systems/CISCO networking;
  • Early Childhood Success Award — Anna Gilbert, Camden, early childhood ed.; Jovanca Guzman, RFA, early childhood ed;
  • Jon H. Poteat NTHS Scholarship — Alexis Collins, Chittenango, New Visions government, law and public administration;
  • Lake Delta Kiwanis Club CTE Student of the Year — Destiny Copeland, RFA, criminal justice; Caylee Crossman, RFA, criminal justice;
  • Local Advisory Council Award — Mikah Albro, Oneida, New Visions engineering;
  • Mary Maitland Memorial Scholarship — Emma Haas, VVS, equine and animal science;
  • MOBTA President’s Award of Excellence — Hannah Myatt, Oneida, allied health partnership;
  • Nola Vrooman Nursing Recognition Award — Tristan Wood, VVS, New Visions advanced health science;
  • NYS Woodsman Scholarship — Griffen Johnson, RFA, conservation;
  • Richard Engelbrecht Entrepreneurial Award — Renae Henry, Camden, cosmetology;
  • Richard Riedel Award for CTE — Chelsea Westcott, RFA, automotive collision repair;
  • Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union Award — Sophia Bolton, Canastota, New Visions professions; Derek Holmes, Camden, New Visions professions; Brandon Johnson, RFA, graphic design; Brian Sitts, Madison, heavy equipment operation; and Jenna Traverso, RFA, cosmetology;
  • Spirit of Cosmetology Award — Emilee Burgdoff, Camden, cosmetology; and Joan Lundrigan, Camden, cosmetology;
  • Sue and Lyle Pelton Memorial Award — Halee Kelly, RFA, health related careers; and
  • Tappet Twirlers Automotive Club Scholarship — Dylan Coon, New Life Christian School, auto technology.
  • Madison-Oneida BOCES provides educationally-focused programs and services to students from Camden, Canastota, Hamilton, Madison, Morrisville-Eaton, New York State School for the Deaf, Oneida, Rome, Stockbridge Valley and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.


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