Thirty-four Nassau ֱ students take top spots at the New York State Regional SkillsUSA Conference

  • Young woman pointing to a display of stickers she created
    Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts Visual Arts student Janice Lee (Syosset CSD) took first place in the pin design contest. The first time a student from LIHSA took that top honor and only the second year that LIHSA has competed!

    A total of thirty-four students from Nassau ֱ Career and Technical Education high schools, Barry Tech and the Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) earned top honors at the New York State Regional SkillsUSA Conference held recently at Suffolk County Community College.

    Ten students took first place, six placed second and eighteen came in third place. Long Island High School for the Arts Visual Arts student from Syosset CSD Janice Lee took first place in the pin design contest. The first time a student from LIHSA took that top honor!

    The regional conference is part of a national series of events that SkillsUSA sponsors as part of its mission to provide our country with a competitive, skilled workforce. During the event, students participate in a series of timed events related to their courses of study at Barry Tech, GC Tech and Long Island High School for the Arts. They also take part in competitions that focus on leadership and professional development. Students who are successful at the regional level of competition advance to the State Conference in Syracuse, N.Y. Top achievers move on to the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, K.Y. in June.

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry leaders working together to prepare high school and college students to become leaders in the business world. The program helps establish industry standards for job-skills training and instills a respect for community service in its participants. The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes SkillsUSA as a “successful model of an employer-driven youth development program.”

    Following is the list of this year’s regional winners from Nassau ֱ Barry Tech (27 winners) and Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts (7 winners), their SkillsUSA competition, home school district and program of study.

     First Place  

      

      

      

    Name 

    SkillsUSA contest 

    School District 

    Program 

    Katrina Bermudez 

    Nursing Assisting 

    Uniondale UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Nursing Assisting II 

    Julie Bertino 

    Audio Production 

    Hicksville UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts, Audio Production 

    Christian DiSalvo 

    Basic Welding 

    Bellmore-Merrick CHSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Welding II 

    Janice Lee 

    Pin Design 

    Syosset CSD 

    Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts, Visual Arts 

    Henry Mahnken 

    Carpentry 

    North Shore CSD/Iris Wolfson 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Carpentry 

    Jeremiah Rodriquez 

    Audio Production 

    Westbury UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts, Audio Production 

    Harry Saxton 

    Automotive Service Basic 

    Wantagh UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Automotive Skills 

    Carly Schwind 

    Culinary Arts 

    Hicksville UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Culinary Arts II 

    Gianna Smith 

    Commercial Baking 

    Bethpage UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Culinary Arts II 

    Sara Soto Fuentes 

    Employment Application Process 

    Freeport UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Animal Care Skills II 

    Second Place 

      

      

      

    Name 

    Contest 

    School District 

    Program 

    Peter Conlin 

    TV Production 

    Wantagh UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts, Multimedia TV & Film 

    Will Irwin 

    Audio Production 

    Levittown UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts, Audio Production 

    Spencer Leoutsakos 

    Welding 

    Long Beach City SD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Welding II 

    Nick Miceli 

    TV Production 

    Smithtown CSD

    Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts, Multimedia TV & Film 

    Tychawn Moore 

    Advertising Design and Area VI Pin Design 

    Rockville Centre UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Animation & Digital Media Skills II 

    Zachary Podair 

    Audio Production 

    Smithtown CSD  

    Nassau ֱ Long Island High School for the Arts, Audio Production 

    Third Place 

      

      

      

    Name 

    Contest 

    School District 

    Program 

     Mike Appice 

    Welding 

    East Meadow UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Welding I

    Ciara Callahan 

    Cosmetology Basic 

    Herricks UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Cosmetology 

    Ewart Campbell Jr. 

    Aviation 

    Uniondale UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Aviation Operations I 

    Hyojun Chang 

     Criminal Justice

    Great Neck UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Admin I 

    Zachary Cummo 

    Opening/Closing Ceremonies 

    Locust Valley CSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Aviation Operations I 

    Jacob Cruz 

    Opening/Closing Ceremonies 

    Westbury UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Admin. I 

    Christian Cu 

    Nurse Assisting 

    Valley Stream UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Nurse Assisting II 

    Brandon Flores 

    Opening/Closing Ceremonies 

    Valley Stream CHSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Aviation Operations I 

    Joseph Gagliardo 

    Electrical Construction Wiring 

    Carle Place UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Construction Electricity II 

    Braydan Haas 

    Opening/Closing Ceremonies 

    Locust Valley CSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Animation & Digital Media Skills I

    Madison Henderson Longo 

    Opening/Closing Ceremonies 

    Island Trees UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Cosmetology 

    John Himpler 

    Welding 

    Locust Valley CSD/Iris Wolfson High School 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Welding I 

    Miguel Reyes 

    Food Prep Assistant 

    Westbury UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Culinary Skills II 

    Jonathan Ortega 

    Area V! Pin Design 

    Uniondale UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Animation & Digital Skills II 

    Abigail Severino 

    Opening/Closing Ceremonies 

    Oceanside UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Aviation Operations I 

    Joshua Trainor 

    Opening/Closing Ceremonies 

    Bellmore-Merrick CHSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Veterinary Science I 

    Celita Urrutia 

    Advertising Design 

    Roosevelt UFSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Animation & Digital Media Skills I 

    Lilly Whittaker 

    Opening/Closing Ceremonies 

    Bellmore-Merrick CHSD 

    Nassau ֱ Barry Tech, Medical Assisting I

     

Congratulations to ALL of our winners!