Three Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Visual Communications Media Arts seniors recently finished in sixth place in the nation for a SkillsUSA promotional bulletin board competition.
Students Tracy Palmieri, of Central Valley Central School District; Delaney Kerr, of Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District, and Savannah Dennis, of Herkimer Central School District, created their bulletin board as a class project under the advisement of Herkimer BOCES Visual Communications Media Arts instructor Melinda Maycock.
They presented their project in April at the SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference in Syracuse and won first place. This allowed them to compete in the Skills USA national-level competition, which took place in Atlanta from June 20-25.
At the national competition, the students then advanced another stage to the national finals, before claiming their sixth-place finish.
The Herkimer BOCES SkillsUSA advisors are Cosmetology instructor Holly Rotundo Fischer and Cosmetology teaching assistant Sarah Jacquays-Alberts.
SkillsUSA is an organization serving more than 395,000 students and professional members enrolled in career and technical training programs.
From left: Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Visual Communications Media Arts students Tracy Palmieri, of Central Valley; Savannah Dennis, of Herkimer, and Delaney Kerr, of Frankfort-Schuyler, pose with their promotional billboard project at the SkillsUSA national-level competition in Atlanta.