Local students win medals at SkillsUSA competition

— Photo from Mike McCagg of BOCES
Chris Piccini of Voorheesville is awarded a second-place medal in welding at the March 16 SkillsUSA competition.

ALBANY COUNTY — A score of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education students earned medals at the regional SkillsUSA competition on March 16 in Schenectady and Scotia. 
The six first-place winners and many of the other medal winners will advance to the state SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse next month.

The state SkillsUSA competition will be held April 27 to 29 at the state fairgrounds in Syracuse. Winners of that event will advance to the national competition in Kentucky in June.

Local winners include:

—  Elaina McGrath of Bethlehem who won first place in Cosmetology;

— Brody Below of Guilderland who won second place in Auto Vehicle Maintenance, Automotive Trades;

— Chris Piccini of Voorheesville who won second place in Welding;

—  Emily Tice of Guilderland who won third place in Commercial Baking, Culinary; and

— Jeff Caron of Berne-Knox-Westerlo who, along with teammates Mason Welch of Duanesburg and Rhiannon Isip of Sharon Springs, won fifth place in CSI, Criminal Justice.

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