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REC/Troy CSD senior Julia Rivers placed 1st in NYS in the Nurse Assisting Competition.

Students from Questar III’s CTE programs competed at the 2018 SkillsUSA State Competition at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse April 25-27. This is the 14th year Questar III students have finished in the top three statewide. To advance to the state competition, students must place in the top five in their program at the regional competition

The SkillsUSA competition, judged by industry professionals, tests technical and professional skills through hands-on and written contests including construction, information technology and welding among others.

Students from Columbia-Greene Educational Center (CGEC) in Hudson and Rensselaer Educational Center (REC) in Troy competed against more than 2,300 students from 83 trade and technical schools. Over 1,000 industry partners attended the annual event and served as contest chairs and judges.

Congratulations to both Questar III students who earned awards at the state competition and to all who competed!

Rensselaer Educational Center, Troy
1st place winner: Julia Rivers (Troy CSD) – Nurse Assisting Competition

Columbia-Greene Educational Center, Hudson
2nd place winner: Matthew Quigley (Ichabod Crane CSD) – Welding

Matt Quigley, Ichabod Crane CSD placed second in the Welding competition.

First place winners advance to the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky June 25-29.

SkillsUSA is a national organization for high school students enrolled in CTE programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

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