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    Page Title| Happenings News Stories  2013

     

    June 11, 2013

    OCVTS STUDENTS HONORED BY OCEAN COUNTY FREEHOLDERS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS
    Jean Sullivian, June 11, 2013

    OCEAN COUNTY, Eighty one Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) students were recently recognized by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders for their outstanding achievements during 2012-2013 competitions. The students had all won their respective contests which entitled them to advance to national competitions.

    Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, liaison to OCVTS, presented each student with a certificate and commended them on their dedication and outstanding achievements. Receiving certificates were members of the following competition teams: 38th Annual Jersey Shore/Delaware Valley Science Fair, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA); International Thespian Society, New Jersey FCCLA State Leadership Conference, New Jersey State Evirothon, Sea Perch 2013 NJ Regional Competition, and SkillsUSA NJ State Conference.


    MATES student Lauren Harper, earned First place Honors at both the 38th Annual Jersey Shore Science Fair and then the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair.

    Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) student Lauren Harper, earned First place Honors at both the 38th Annual Jersey Shore Science Fair and then the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair. She then advanced as a finalist for the Intel International Science Fair in Phoenix Arizona, in May. Lauren was the first OCVTS student to advance to the national level. Science Fair advisor is Dr. John Wnek.


    Medical Assisting students Samantha Sente, Chan Ashley Budhran, Tracey Hoer, and Michael Acevedo, Dental Assisting students Carla DiVona, Leah Ragugini, Lauren Meyer, and Stephanie Flores, and Medical Skills students Ingrid Paz and

    Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Medical Skills Students all took top honors at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State competition.
     

    Vanessa Nieto all took top honors at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State competition. Their national competition is in Nashville, Tennessee in June. HOSA advisors are Marlene Damon, Roxanne Beers and Cathy Buckley.

    Twenty two Performing Arts Academy students earned top honors among theatre performers in the state of New Jersey at the International Thespian Society State Festival held at Kean University in March. They will travel to Nebraska to perform at National ITS Festival in June. Top performers are: Alphonse Gonzales, Amy Shilliong, Breanna Rivera, James Mura, Jessica Pritkin, Keith Godfrey, Brian Eckert,


    Twenty two Performing Arts Academy students earned top honors among theatre performers in the state of New Jersey at the International Thespian Society State Festival held at Kean University

    Jessie Anton, Juliet Layne, Kristina Caliendo, Maria Paduano, Marilyn Gribben, Michael Ehrhardt, Nicholas Wainwright, Loivias Lengyel, Ross Sullivan, Sydney Coons, Taylor Frizziola, Teressa Olsen, Veda Rouze, Emily Chester and Davina Resto.

    Tiffany Eberhardt, Theresa Carter, and Camilie Rodriguez, all Fashion merchandising/Design students received Gold medals at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference, held in Cherry Hill NJ, in March. They qualify to attend the National Conference this summer in Nashville, Tennessee. ITS adivisors are Anthony Ciccotelli, Laura Grandi-Hill, Mary Huhmann and Joseph Puliafico.

    MATES student won first place at the New Jersey envirothon held in NJ. Envirothon advisors are Dave Werner and Adam Sprague.
     

    MATES students Emily Golembiski, Megan Tumpey, Michael Signorelli, Jill Hubbard, and Gillian Schriver won First Place at the New Jersey Envirothon held in xx NJ in May. They will travel to Montana for the Canon International Envirothon in August. This is the fourth consecutive year that MATES has won at the state level and advanced to national competition. Envirothon advisors are Dave Werner and Adam Sprague.

    MATES team members Connor McGullam, Alexander Eisenschmeid, Hailey Conrad, Nicholas Hughes, Kamille Lukasiute, and Daniel Schwindinger competed at the SeaPerch Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) 2013 New Jersey


    MATES members competed at theSeaPerch Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) 2013 New Jersey Regional Competition for the first time and won top honors.

    Regional Competition for the first time and won top honors. They traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana in May for national competition and finished 13th in the nation. SeaPerch advisor is Tina Held.

    Thirty-three students won gold medals at the New Jersey SkillsUSA Leadership Conference held in Somerset NJ in May. SkillsUSA is a national organization which provides quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. They are: Design and Visual Communications students Julianne Abrams, Deanna Choflet, Ashley Emmons, and Amber Golden; Law and Public Safety students Stephanie Arbustini, Terence Berkeley, Catherine Fairchild, Brian Gordon, Brittany Ahyes, Nicholas Juliano, Matthew Lelievre, Thomas Restaino, Shane Reuhle, John Segalla, and Vincent Zenna, Homeland Security students John Cate,Dimitrios Karavas, and Christopher Lembo; Heating, Ventialtion, Air Conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) students Antonio Cantelme, and Jake Kovar; Introduction to Culinary

    Arts student Chsritopher Castellano; Plumbing student Daniel DeSousa; Architectural Design/Drafting student Branst Dillon; Cosmetology studentsCady Dimitratos, Angelica Papa and Kayla Radin; MATES student Veronica Pidduck; Culinary Arts student Jessica Simon; Aviation Aerospace Technology student Joseph Suliga; Marine Trades Bryce Tocci; Electrical trades/Integrated Cabling student Matthew Webster; and Collision Repair student Jacob West. Twenty-five of these students will travel to Kansas City Missouri for the Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. SkillsUSA advisors are Thoas McInerney, Kirk Goebel, Bruce Van Sickle, Kevin Musto, Rob Berenwick, Theresa Pulvano, Trsita Alstadt, Frank Morelli and Gert Silsby.

    Thirty-three students won gold medals at the New Jersey SkillsUSA Leadership Conference held in Somerset NJ in May
     









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