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High schoolers compete in 29th annual SkillsUSA Regional Conference at Alfred State

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More than 950 high school students from Region I Board of Cooperative Education and Services (BOCES) districts, encompassing Western New York and the Southern Tier, competed in the 29th annual SkillsUSA Region I Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics March 6 at Alfred State.

The winners of this regional competition will advance to the next level in Syracuse in April, where all six regions in New York State will meet to attempt to qualify for the national competition in Louisville, KY, in June. A postsecondary SkillsUSA state competition will also take place on the Wellsville campus on Saturday, March 24.

Skills tests ranged from criminal justice to TV/video production to public speaking. Alfred State faculty, staff, and students were heavily involved in the design, implementation, and judging of many of the contests. Many of the high school students were exposed to a college campus for the first time.

Contestants from the following schools attended:

Burgard Vocational High School (Buffalo); Genesee Valley (Batavia); Career and Technical Education Center at Belmont; Lake Shore/ Carrier Educational Center (Angola); Charles G May Career-Tech Center (Mt. Morris); Greater Southern Tier (GST) BOCES, Coopers Campus (Painted Post); Edison Tech and Occupational High School (Rochester); Eastern Monroe Career Center (EMCC) (Fairport); Ellicottville CTE Center; Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center (Stanley); GST BOCES Pauline Bush Campus (Elmira); Harkness Career and Technical Center (Cheektowaga); Hewes Educational Center (Ashville); Kenton Career and Technical Education Center (Tonawanda); LoGuidice Center (Fredonia); Niagara (Sanborn); Olean CTE Center; Orleans Career and Technical Education Center (Medina); WD Ormsby Educational Center (East Aurora); Potter Career and Technical Center (West Seneca); Wayne Technical and Career Center (Williamson); WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center (Spencerport); and GST BOCES, Wildwood Campus (Hornell).

An awards ceremony honored the following winners:

Action Skills

Advertising Design

Animal Careers

Auto Body Helper

Auto Service

Auto Technology

Carpenter's Assistant

Carpentry

Collision Repair

Commercial Baking

Computer Maintenance

Cosmetology Jr.

Cosmetology Sr.

CPR/First Aid

Criminal Justice

Crime Scene Investigation (Three-Person Teams)

Culinary Arts

Custom Painting

Diesel Mechanics

Early Childhood

Electrical Construction & Wiring

Electronics Technology

Employment Application

Esthetics

Extemporaneous Speech

Food Prep Assistant

Health Knowledge Bowl (Four-Person Teams)

Job Demo A

Job Demo Open

Job Interview

Masonry

Nail Technician

Photography

Power Equipment

Precision Heavy Equipment

Prepared Speech

Quiz Bowl (Five-Person Teams)

Related Technical Math

Restaurant Services

Small Engines

Technical Drafting

T-Shirt Design

TV/Video Production

Welding