WVHS students compete at SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse


WVHS students compete at SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse

April 30, 2024

Congratulations to the 14 Warwick Valley High School students who competed in last weekend’s three-day SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse, NY. The students are all part of the high school’s in-house Career & Technical Education program, studying Cosmetology, Criminal Justice and Video Production. The students competed in technical challenges, related to their fields of study, against students from other schools. 

SkillsUSA is the #1 workforce development organization for students, with thriving chapters in middle and high schools nationwide. Their mission is accomplished through the SkillsUSA Framework: personal, workplace, and technical skills, grounded in academics and integrated into classroom curriculum. They empower students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders, and responsible community members.

Every year, SkillsUSA students sharpen their skills through competitions — which are created and adjudicated by industry professionals — on the local, regional, and state levels. The students were accompanied to the SkillsUSA competition by WVHS teachers Eduardo Avila (Criminal Justice), Kathleen Bettello (Cosmetology), and Dan Cecconie (Video Production).

Special congratulations to WVHS junior Zoey Crane, who finished in 1st Place in the Junior Cosmetology Competition, outperforming more than 40 other contestants in her field!  

  • Rowan Astorino
  • Nico Carrillo
  • Kyra Collins
  • Zoey Crane
  • Kiera Ferrier
  • Christian Katsabanis
  • Astrid Kelly
  • Logan McKay
  • Kaden Nagel
  • Christian Pinnavaia
  • Abigail Reynolds
  • Ashley Sumner
  • Jiajing Teng
  • Abigail Velez

Interested in joining SkillsUSA for next year? Stop by Room 136 and talk to Mr. Cecconie.


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