On Monday, June 14, several hundred Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were honored during a pair of hybrid ceremonies on the Albany Career & Technical School Campus. As part of that ceremony, CCHS student Keleigh Regan was presented with the Outstanding Student of the Year Award 2020. In addition, she was awarded the SkillsUSA Area III Scholarship. Ms. Regan was an active student in the cosmetology program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE).
With parents, friends, school and BOCES administrators cheering while watching on live stream, students from the South Colonie, Guilderland, Watervliet, Cohoes, Shenendehowa and Bethlehem schools, as well as a dozen more were celebrated.
The ceremony marked the completion of one- and two-year programs at the school, including diesel technology, culinary, cosmetology, building trades, criminal justice, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R), carpentry and automotive technology.
Speaker after speaker praised the graduates for going above and beyond to secure bright futures and assured the graduates they will always part of the BOCES family.
“You are part of our family for a lifetime,” said Capital Region BOCES Senior Executive Officer Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. “If you need anything you can come back to Capital Region BOCES and we will help you.”
“When you walk across our stage know I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished,” added Albany Career and Technical School Principal Shelette Pleat.
Many of the graduates are going on to college and trade schools; still others are going straight into the workforce thanks to the skills they learned and the connections they made at BOCES.
Congratulations to Ms. Regan!!