SkillsUSA students posing with their awards

More than 30 Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES students recently won awards from competitions at the SkillsUSA Area 2 Regional Conference on Friday, Feb. 28, at Morrisville College.

Herkimer BOCES brought 68 students and eight advisors to the Regional Conference, and all students and advisors also won their Statesman Awards.

The following Herkimer BOCES students won awards in the following competitions:

Advertising Design

  • First Place: Sarah Hamilton

Technical Computer Applications

  • First Place: Garrett Lettow

Commercial Baking

  • Third Place: Lexi Tennant

Food Prep Assistant

  • Second Place: Andrew Lambert

Action Skills

  • First Place: Brandon Fralick Jr.
  • Third Place: Michael Martinez

Employment Application Process Basic

  • Third Place: Keri Delaney

Extemporaneous Speaking

  • First Place: Charles Buckley

Prepared Speech

  • Second Place: Elijah Hermanowski
  • Third Place: Cailyn McCauley

Promotional Bulletin Board (Team)

  • Third Place: Kathyrn Marmet and Don Geyer

Quiz Bowl (Team)

  • Second Place: Marietta Altieri, Jared Lamanna, Zach Kleist, Zach Janis and Isaiah Brothers
  • Third Place: Zoe Randall, Alyssa Bregard, Jordan Corsette, Holly Allen and Dominic Case

Related Technical Math

  • Third Place: Olivia Talarico

Auto Vehicle Maintenance Basic

  • Third Place: Zachary Duerr

Auto Service Technology

  • Second Place: Dylan Coleman

Power Equipment Technology

  • Second Place: Michial Nichols
  • Third Place: Casey Elthorp

Small Engine Service Basic

  • First Place: Brent Pfieffer
  • Second Place: Meghan Ingalls

Motorcycle Service Technology

  • First Place: Micky Walker
  • Third Place: Sheldon Loiacono


  • Third Place: Reese Battisti