Whitman Highlights SkillsUSA Winners

Left to right sitting: Sherina Parra, Angelica Novok, Nicholas D’ Aiuto, Nandi Morancie, and Khadijah Sands. Standing left to right: Kristine Calderone, Danielle Lopes, Jennifer Velasquez, Walt Whitman Assistant Principal Ms. Colleen Grady, and Lizeth Martinez.
Left to right sitting: Sherina Parra, Angelica Novok, Nicholas D’ Aiuto, Nandi Morancie, and Khadijah Sands. Standing left to right: Kristine Calderone, Danielle Lopes, Jennifer Velasquez, Walt Whitman Assistant Principal Ms. Colleen Grady, and Lizeth Martinez.

Students who attend both Walt Whitman and BOCE’s Wilson Tech are experiencing the best of both worlds. Wilson Tech allows students to do what they really enjoy the most, by putting them in a real world setting that reinforces the area they’re studying.

SkillsUSA is a national student organization that offers leadership, citizenship, and character development programs to complement the skills training that vocational student’s receive in career and technical programs at Wilson Tech. The skills competition required students to demonstrate the skills they had learned in their tech programs. Congratulations to these fine Whitman students who take learning outside the box.

Tech Skills Winners throughout this school year:

Kristine Calderone took 3rd place and won a Bronze medal in Advertising and Graphic Design at the Championships in Albany. She also took 1st place in Advertising Art in Local competition

In Regional Competition:

Nandi Morancie took 2nd place in Cosmetology

The following students placed in Local competition:

Nicholas D’ Aiuto – 3rd place in AMT

Khadijah Sands – 1st place in Medical Assisting

Jennifer Velasquez – 2nd place in Medical Assisting

Danielle Lopes – 3rd place in Junior Cosmetology

Eliza Melendez – 3rd place in Medical Assisting

Sherina Parra – 3rd place in both Job Demo A&O and Restaurant Service

Rene Chavarria – 1st place in Architectural Drafting

Nikita Lakhanpal – 1st place in Professional Health

Lizeth Martinez – 2nd place in Culinary

Wendy Cordova – 2nd place in Nurse Assisting

Kimberly Argueta – 2nd place in Restaurant Service

Alanna McCarthy – 1st place in FFA Quiz Bowl

Angelica Novok – 2nd place in FFA Quiz Bowl

Melanie Alvear – 3rd place in Early Childhood

Congratulations to all of our Whitman students who take advantage of the opportunities available at SkillsUSA Wilson Tech.