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    Page Title| Happenings News Stories  2013

     

    May 22, 2013

    Lakewood Mayor And Township Committee Recognize
    Students Achievements

    Jean Sullivian, May 22, 2013


    Lakewood Mayor Albert Akerman commended the students for their outstanding efforts and presented each student with a commemorative plaque.

     

    OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY Five Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) students, all residents of Lakewood, were honored at the May 23rd Lakewood Township Committee meeting for their outstanding achievements at the New Jersey SkillsUSA Chmapionships.

    NJ SkillsUSA Championships is the state-level competition for students who are enrolled in career and technical education training programs. More than 1600 competitors competed in over 90 hands-on skill and leadership contests on April 20, 2013 in Somerset County.

    The students had already demonstrated their superior skills at regional competitions which entitled them to compete at the state level. The students, their OCVTS program of study and their awards are: Julianne Abrams, Design and Visual Communications student won a Gold Medal for Screen Printing Technology; Stephanie Arbustini, Law & Public Safety student won a Gold Medal in the Crime Scene Investigation competition; Aisha Davis, Cosmetology student won Silver medal for Cosmetology; Jose Avila, Collision Repair student won a Silver Medal for Custom Automotive Painting; and Alejandro Penuela, Plumbing student won a Silver Medal in the Plumbing competition.

    With family, friends and OCVTS staff looking on, Lakewood Mayor Albert Akerman commended the students for their outstanding efforts and presented each student with a commemorative plaque.

    Overall, 175 Ocean County Vocational Technical School students competed at New Jersey SkillsUSA and brought home an astounding 74 medals – 30 Gold, 32 Silver and 12 bronze. Many of the Gold Medal winners will advance to the 2013 SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference and Competition in Kansas City, Missouri in June.

    According to New Jersey SkillsUSA State Director Peter Carey, "These students are demonstrating more than just their skills; they are proving that our workforce is prepared to lead the way in every technical area our country needs to maintain a strong global economic presence."

    killsUSA is a national organization which provides quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens.


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