Mohonasen seniors Blae Kinzie and Jocelyn Howe and junior Gino Isabella were sworn into their positions as SkillsUSA officers for the Albany Campus SkillsUSA chapter on October 18. Kinzie holds the position of community service liaison while Howe is the president of the afternoon officers and Isabella is the vice president of the morning officers.
They join students from other local schools ranging from future nurses to future chefs, contractors and fashion designers who will lead the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center – Albany Campus SkillsUSA chapter for the 2022-23 school year.
SkillsUSA officers, their program, teacher and home school districts are as follows:
Morning officers, their BOCES program and home district are as follows:
- President – Tessa Venditti, Cosmetology II, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
- Vice President – Gino Isabella, Network Cabling, Wireless Technologies and Cybersecurity, Mohonasen
- Treasurer – Jacob Gilmore, Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers, BHBL
- Secretary – Erin Fresn, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Tech, BHBL
- Parliamentarian – Allen Reome Jr., Criminal Justice II, Shenendehowa
- Historian – Anthony Ardizzone, Welding and Metal Fabrication II, Shenendehowa
- Photographer – Elijah Edwards, Building Trades I, Schenectady
- Community Service Liaison – Rachel Hammond, Early Childhood Education, Bethlehem
- President – Jocelyn Howe, Global Fashion II, Mohonasen
- Vice President – Emily Tice, Culinary II, Guilderland
- Treasurer – Luke DaBiere, Auto Body II, Shenendehowa
- Secretary – Haley Titus, Welding II, Schoharie
- Parliamentarian – Cody Sherwood, Cable Networking II, Middleburgh
- Historian – Emily Burdikoff, Digital Media Design II, BHBL
- Photographer – Yohanan Bryant, Building Trades II, Watervliet
- Community Service Liaison – Blae Kinzie, Manufacturing and Machining Technology, Mohonasen
Howe said she looks forward to building on her experiences from serving last year as vice president, “I look forward to working to develop the organization further and to help build the next generation of SkillsUSA leaders.”
SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school students. The organization promotes personal and professional growth and offers students the opportunity to network with industry executives and professionals at the local, regional, state and national levels and to compete in competitions. The organization also promotes giving back to the community, which locally results in collections each year for food pantries and city missions.