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BOCES 2 CTE students from Gates Chili medal at SkillsUSA state competition

The 2024 New York State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Championships took place at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY from April 26-28. Gates Chili Central School District was represented at the event by students who participate in Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Career and Technical Education.

One Gates Chili student had a second-place finish in Syracuse. Digital and Visual Communication student Faith W. earned silver in Photography.

Gates Chili student TJ P. collaborated with Computer Technology peers to form a seven-member Opening and Closing Ceremonies team. The group earned a bronze medal for placing third in the competition.

BOCES 2 CTE students could also be found throughout the event as skilled workers including Gates Chili and Criminal Justice student Kayla W. who served as a contest helper.

In total, 25 BOCES 2 CTE students combined for 11 medals in the championship competitions including six first-place finishes.