Ceremony Celebrates Career and Technical Graduates

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) students from the Schoharie campus received certificates of completion, honors and awards during an emotion-filled ceremony on June 13. As parents, friends, and administrators cheered them on, Middleburgh students and their peers from local districts were celebrated in a ceremony at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.

Ashley Moorhead is presented with the "Outstanding Student of the Year" award for 2023-24 by principal of the Schoharie Career and Technical SchoolMiddleburgh student Ashley Moorhead was one of two students presented with an Outstanding Student of the Year award. Moorhead is a graduate of the Heavy Equipment Operation, Maintenance & Repair program. She is already working for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158, and credits the program with being life-changing.

“I have learned so much and made so many connections at BOCES. Going here was the best decision I have made in my life,” she said. 

 Moorhead is one of 14 MCS Class of 2024 students to complete programs at CTE. The others include:

Namine Archer, Criminal Justice 2
Alexis Barber, Auto Trades 2
Logan Chichester, Heavy Equipment 2
Cierra DuPont, Criminal Justice 2
Katrina Graves, Auto Trades 2
Ross Guernsey, Electrical Trades 2
Timothy Jennings-Mickle, Building Trades 2
Tyler Mallia, Welding 2
Erica Nahaczewski, Culinary Arts 2
Dean Rogers, Game Design and Implementation 2
Isabella Tschantret, Early Childhood 2
Willow Werner, Culinary Arts 2
Alexandria Weygant, Cosmetology 2

Capital Region BOCES Assistant District Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Karen Swain praised the graduates and thanked the community that supported their efforts – from family members to educators to the business and labor partners.

“Our community partners provide these graduates with hands-on learning experiences and equip our students with the skills and practical experiences they will need to succeed,” Swain said.

Matt Ward, Principal of the Schoharie Career and Technical School Campus said he “marvels at the work our students have accomplished and experiences” they have learned from.

Many of the graduates are going on to college and trade schools; and others are going straight into the workforce.