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HFM CTE students place in career skills competition, advance to state level

Eight seniors from the HFM Career and Technical Center recently earned honors at the regional SkillsUSA

Anna sits at a computer smiling for the camera.

First-place winner Anna King, of Mayfield.

competition, including two students who clinched first place awards.

The regional SkillsUSA competition was held March 14 at the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia and Schenectady Community College.

Those earning awards were:

First Place

Anna King, of Mayfield, and Meaghan MacDougall, of Fonda-Fultonville, both HFM Digital Multimedia and Communications students. King competed in the Advertising Design competition and MacDougall in Photography.

Meaghan smiles while wearing her first place medal.

First-place winner Meaghan-MacDougall, of Fonda-Fultonville.

Second Place

Dakota Hollister and Zachary Ropeter, both of Johnstown. Hollister is an Auto Body student, who competed in Collision Repair, and Zachary Ropeter, a Computer Information Technology and Networking student, competed in the Internetworking category.

Third Place

Dominic DiScioscia and Emily Everest, both of Johstown. DiScioscia is a Computer Information Technology and Networking student, who competed in the Internetworking category. Everest is a Digital Multimedia and Communications student, who competed in Photography.

Fifth Place

Makenna Bladek, of Fonda-Fultonville, and Bradley Sawyer Jr., of Gloversville. Bladek, is a Cosmetology student, and Sawyer is an Auto Body student, who competed in Collision Repair.

As a result of their first place honors, King and MacDougall will advance to the state SkillsUSA competition April 25-27, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Winners of that event will advance to the national competition in Kentucky in June.

The annual SkillsUSA competitions allow high school students enrolled in career and technical programs to showcase the technical knowledge they have developed in their chosen career field.

Headshot of Dakota wearing a medal.

Second-place winner Dakota Hollister, of Johnstown.

Both wearing medals, DiScioscia, left, and Ropeter, right.

Dominic DiScioscia, left, won a third place award, and Zachary Ropeter won a second-place award.

Sawyer, center, sits with two other in auditorium chairs.

Bradley Sawyer Jr., center, of Gloversville, earned a fifth place award.





A headshot of Emily wearing a medal

Emily Everest, of Johnstown, earned a third-place award.

headshot of Makenna Bladek.

Makenna Bladek, of Fonda-Fultonville, earned a fifth-place award.