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WSWHE BOCES Sends Fourteen Students to Fall Leadership Conference

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Group from Southern Adirondack Center at conference

Students and their advisors from the Southern Adirondack Center

WSWHE BOCES sent 14 students to the annual SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany for three days. They were among hundreds of students from around New York State who attended. The conference is a premier professional development opportunity for high school SkillsUSA students and advisors. The conference was divided into two different tracks, one for students, and one for advisors. The students had a variety of opportunities, including earning their statesman awards by completing a specific question sheet designed around the history and importance of SkillsUSA. They learned about parliamentary procedures, the requirements for running for SkillsUSA state officer and area representative positions. There were breakout sessions on the following topics: Personal Skills, Professionalism, Work Ethic, Workplace Skills. The students also had the opportunity to tour the New York State Capitol. 

Attendees from F. Donald Myers Center were: Nate Brooks, Jasmin Colon, Jakobie Davis, Andrew Dumas, Abbie Mosher and Cole Peterson. Students representing the Southern Adirondack Education Center were: Austin Bills, Lauretta Mahoney, Hannah McFarren, Cassandra Mergel, Dennis Rituno, Ryan Sequin, Gabrielle Tracy, Anthonie West.

2 students with their advisor

Students and their advisor.

group of students with their advisor

Students and their advisor from the F. Donald Myers Center