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Four Warwick students recognized at “Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student Recognition Dinner”

on June 6, 2017
Group photo of four WVHS students

WVHS students recognized at the Orange-Ulster BOCES 2017 Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student Recognition Dinner: Damon Sinsabaugh, Matthew Hand, Evan Kleinman and Sarah Markowitz

On June 5, 2017, the education and business communities celebrated thirty-two students from around the region who have excelled in all aspects of their CTE education- theory, practical skills and work-based learning – at the OU BOCES Career and Technical Education Center.

The annual Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student Recognition Dinner was held at the Villa Venezia in Goshen, where the students, their families, their CTE instructors, guidance counselors and administrators joined them to commend their hard work, dedication, skills and accomplishments.

The four Warwick students recognized this year were:

Matthew Hand, graduating from the CTE Welding Program
Matthew has earned both high honor roll and perfect attendance awards while at BOCES. He plans to attend Triangle Technical School in Pittsburgh to continue his education and training. About CTTE, Matt said, “The Welding Program was a great experience for me. CTE provided me with opportunities that I simply could not have gotten anywhere else while I was in high school.”

Evan Kleinman, graduating from the Culinary Food Trades Program
Evan’s future plans are to continue his education at the post-secondary level and attend Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, to become an executive chef in the restaurant and hospitality industry. While at CTE, he was Student of the Month and earned honor roll several times. As a member of Skills USA, he competed in regional competition and attended the NYS Competition held in Syracuse. He also gave of his time to volunteer and work at the annual Board Dinner two years in a row. He assisted during 10th grade visitations with demonstrations and public speaking. He participated in work-based learning opportunities in the Emmanuel Axelrod Building and Golden Corral Restaurant. Evan said about CTE, “BOCES had its ups and downs, but this was one of the greatest choices and experiences that I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Sarah Markowitz, graduating from the Personal Training & Exercise Science Program
Sarah is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Physical Activity Society. She has donated her time to numerous community events and has been named Student of the Month six times during her two years in the Exercise Science Program. “When I started this class, I wanted to be a personal trainer, but as I’ve gone through this program, I’ve discovered there are more health professions available in this field than I ever imagined.” Sarah will be attending college in the fall to further her career in the exercise science field.

Damon Sinsabaugh, graduating from the General Service Technician Program
Damon’s future plans include attending a factory-sponsored automotive program at a college or technical school and working in a shop. Damon has been Student of the Month several times, and has been on the honor roll. Damon worked as a student intern at Healey Mitsubishi and Quality Bus. He attributes his success at CTE to his teachers, Mr. Levato and Mr. Rugnetta.

Group shot of 32 students

All of the students from around the region who were honored for their excellence in the CTE program.

Congratulations to our outstanding CTE students, and thanks to Orange County Trust Company and all of the sponsors for recognizing and honoring the next generation of skilled professionals. 

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