These local students were among more than three dozen Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education students who earned medals at the regional SkillsUSA competition this month in Schenectady:

— Ryan Schenmeyer, from Voorheesville, first place in auto service technology;

VOORHEESVILLE — Learning-by-doing: it’s the best way to learn a skilled trade, like electrical or plumbing, and, for Sarah Bracken, it’s also how she plans to solve the world’s problems.

Logan Altieri of Guilderland earned $1,500 in less than one minute during last week’s winter break from school.

These local students have been named to the dean’s list or received a similar honor from their college or university for the fall 2017 semester:

— Jared Anthony Capuano of Altamont at Clemson University in South Carolina where he is majoring in bioengineering;