OCVTS Students Honored By Ocean County Freeholders For Skillsusa Gold Medals
Jean Sullivian, May 31, 2011
Caption: SkillsUSA Gold Medal recipients receive recognition at the Freeholders Meeting. From left to right: Zachary Britton, Jessica DiFranco, Apolinar Gil, Timothy Morton, SkillsUSA Advisor Thomas McInerney, Kevin Gilmore, Alyssa Wieczorkiewicz, Freeholder John Bartlett, OCVTS Assistant Superintendent Nancy Weber-Loeffert, Kayla Scafa, William Bentz, Evan Swirbell, Uriel Resendiz, Steven Russell, OCVTS Superintendent William P. Hoey, Tucker Weisleder, Austin Kayser, Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari, Ian McGrath, Matthew Schmidt, Freeholder James Lacey, Cody Stefanacci, and Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry Little.
OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY Sixteen Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) students were recently recognized by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders for their outstanding achievements at the 2011 SkillsUSA State Competitions. The students received First Place gold medals in their career area competitions, which took place in Somerset, New Jersey, in early April. They had each qualified for the state competition through their excellent performances at the regional competition level, held earlier this year. The gold medal winners, and their advisors, will travel to Kansas City, Missouri, on June 20th, to compete in national competition. SkillsUSA is a national organization which provides quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.
Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, liaison to OCVTS, presented each student with a certificate and commended them on their dedication and outstanding achievements. Receiving certificates were (listed with hometown and program of study): Zachary Britton, Brick, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Jessica DiFranco, Seaside Heights, Cosmetology; Apolinar Gil, Brick, Culinary Arts/Baking; Timothy Morton, Jackson, Collision Repair; Kevin Gilmore, Brick, Architectural/Engineering Design; Alyssa Wieczorkiewicz, Jackson, Photography; Kayla Scafa, Brick, Cosmetology; William Bentz, Seaside Heights, Collision Repair; Evan Swirbell, Jackson, Automotive/Diesel Engine Technology; Uriel Resendiz, Lakewood, Collision repair; Steven Russell, Manahawkin, Health & Fitness Technology; Tucker Weisleder, Point Pleasant, Marine Trades; Austin Kayser, Toms River, Aviation Aerospace Technology; Ian McGrath, Seaside Heights, Automotive/Diesel Engine Technology; Matthew Schmidt, Jackson, Aviation Aerospace Technology; and Cody Stefanacci, Toms River, Architectural/Engineering Design.
Also receiving SkillsUSA gold medals but not present at the ceremony are Brian Glowacka, Brick, Building Construction Technology; Karl Brobst, West Creek, Law & Public Safety; Joshua Brill, Jackson, Computer Science; Jessica Logan, Toms River, Cosmetology; Joshua Wilson, Lakewood, Health & Fitness Technology; Cortina Milton, Ocean Gate, Marine Trades; Joseph McCaffrey; Toms River, Electrical Trades/Integrated Cabling; and Franz Jakubiak, Point Pleasant, Electrical Trades/Integrated Cabling.