Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE) will recognize over 800 students who completed their various CTE programs. The 53rd annual CTE Recognition Ceremony will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
During their two years attending CTE programs, some students earned as many as 20 college credits to jump-start their post-secondary education. More than $11,000 in scholarships for outstanding performance and community service was also awarded.
One of the highlights each year is the recognition of the Outstanding Student Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. This year, the Outstanding Student Gold Award, CTE’s highest honor, was presented to Miguel Connell, a graduate from Chester Academy High School and an Aviation student in the Transportation Academy. The Outstanding Student Silver Award recipient was Gianna Nazzaro from Pine Bush High School, an Education & Management student in the Education Careers Academy. Caitlin Cuddy from Goshen High School, an Animal Science student in the Environmental Careers Academy, received the Outstanding Student Bronze Award.
This year’s CTE Valedictorian is Michael Wason, a graduate from Washingtonville High School and an Engineering, Design and Architecture student in the STEM Careers Acadmey. The 2019-2020 CTE Salutatorian is Alexander Rodriguez, a Port Jervis High School student and an Aviation student in the Transportation Careers Academy.
The following students were recognized with awards and scholarships:
Marlboro High School
Vincent Bottini, Transportation Careers, Outstanding Program Award
Caden Cabrera, Construction Careers, Achievement Award
Eric Elliott, Transportation Careers, Outstanding Program Award
Alison Wenzel, Health Careers, Outstanding Program Award, John A. Flannery Scholarship