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7 from Ellicottville CTE Place at Skills USA Regionals

During the Regional Skills USA Competitions held at Alfred State College on Tuesday, March 7, the following CTE students from the Center at Ellicottville placed in four different competitions:

  • * Randy Holland from Randolph placed third in the Auto Body Repair Helper Competition
  • * Garrett Bochenek from Cattaraugus-Little Valley took second place in the Collision Repair Competition
  • * The CSI team of Kassidy Phetteplace (Franklinville), Derrick Miller (West Valley) and Chad Boldt (West Valley) placed first in the CSI competition
  • * Courtneay Kay Fiske (second place, Franklinville) and Courtney Kellogg (first place, Franklinville) were the top two students in the Early Childhood Education competition.

The first place CSI Team members are shown left to right: Derrick Miller, West Valley; Kassidy Phetteplace, Franklinville; and Chad Boldt, West Valley.

The Early Childhood place winners pictured are: Courtney Kellogg, first Place, Franklinville (left) and Courtneay Fiske, second Place, Franklinville (right).

“We are definitely proud of the effort our students put into preparing for their competitions and how they represented our center throughout the day,” said Matt Fanton, Co-Advisor of the club with Ed Arnold and Cathleen Woods. “The experience is really what matters,” Fanton continued, “and our students had positive things to say about their experiences.”

Next up for the Ellicottville Skills USA Club is their annual Skills USA Night, which will be held on Thursday, April 6, starting at 2:30 p.m. and running through 7 p.m.  Skills USA Night is the final opportunity for the students to raise the money needed for the club to send students to the State Competitions April 26-28 in Syracuse.  During the fundraiser, Skills members will be detailing cars, selling hot dogs, cutting hair and more.  For a full list of what is happening, feel free to call the Ellicottville Center at 376-8300.

Pictures of other winners were unavailable.