Student Achievements


posted May 1, 2013, 12:18 PM by Roberto Bonefont   [ updated May 31, 2013, 11:02 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr ]

Every year our SkillsUSA students participate in the Regional State SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse, NY.  This year with over 20 students participating three of our students were successful.  A 1st Place win for Ms. Kerry McKeon, from our Culinary Arts class, a 1st Place win for Ms. Sarah Santaro, from our Cosmetology class, and a 3rd Place win for Ms. Elizabeth Ramos, also from our Culinary Arts class.

Our two 1st Place winners are headed this summer to Kansas City, MI for the National SkillsUSA competition, where they will face stiff "national" competition in their trade areas.  At stake, the possibility of thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships for these students.

On Friday, June 7th, the SkillsUSA Chapter will be holding its annual fundraiser, the CTI Field Day.  Students will be allowed to participate in team sports, tug-of-war, and buy hot dogs, burgers and drinks in an effort to raise funds for the National SkillsUSA competition.   I hope you can make it.

Respectfully submitted,
Roberto Bonefont, Sr.
SkillsUSA CTI Chapter Advisor 

SkillsUSA Students Deliver Candy for the Troops!

posted Dec 12, 2012, 8:27 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Dec 12, 2012, 8:29 AM ]

The CTI SkillsUSA Chapter recently took some action to support our troops by collecting hard candy from the students.  The candy was placed in individual plastic bags and tied with a ribbon.  The box they delivered weighed about 15 pounds worth of various hard candy for the troops.  The candy was delivered to the local VFW Post #170 for the Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley on Monday, Dec 10th, 2012.  This is an action on behalf of the SkillsUSA Chapter membership.  WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

Spackenkill High School Student Recognized by The College of Westchester

posted Apr 29, 2011, 11:13 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 11:56 AM ]

Ms. Tara Pittman, a student of Mr. Stephen Lawson, Communications Technical Academy-Video, has been recognized by The College of Westchester for the 37th Annual Award in Leadership Education Award.  Ms. Pittman has been cited for her outstanding achievement in 2010-2011 for High School Leadership.

Our congratulations to Ms. Pittman who will receive a certificate for a free summer introduction course of her choice, a course valued at over $100.00.

Our congrats to both her and Mr. Lawson on this achievement.

STS Tire & Auto Centers Jack Apgar Leadership Award Nominee

posted Apr 29, 2011, 10:54 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr

Donald T. Smith, Jr., a senior student from R.C. Ketcham High School, a home-schooled student has been nominated for the STS Tire & Auto Centers' Jack Apgar Leadership Award.  This annual award by STS is presented to students who become role models for other students and show a rigorous work ethic in the technical trade and academics.

As his Automotive Mechanics instructor, Mr. L. Sullivan wrote in the nomination...

" Donald has exceeded his training requirements and maintains a 90 or above average at his studies at the Career & Technical Institute and will be graduating from Ketcham High School with a fully accredited  high school diploma.  His outstanding self discipline and rigorous work ethic has been a great role model for other students in his classroom.  He is a earnest worker, dedicated to his technical trade and his looking forward to his immediate future in automotive mechanics.

Donald’s future plans include completing an advance technical automotive degree from WYOTECH and then, looks forward to becoming a fully certified Mercedes automotive technician and mechanic.

Donald is also active with his local church, The Bethel Baptist Church located in Hopewell Junction, NY and is active in community projects through his church."

Congratulations to Donald on receiving this nomination and congratulations to his mentor and teacher, Mr. Sullivan.

Jennifer O'Hearn

posted Oct 21, 2009, 8:58 AM by Roberto Bonefont Sr   [ updated Apr 12, 2011, 9:36 AM ]

Congratulations to Jennifer for receiving a full tuition scholarship award valued at $29,000.00 to attend the Lincoln Culinary Institute, located in Hartford, CT.  The scholarship was based on meeting several requirements including her GPA, a portfolio, taking a scholarship exam, and providing several letters of recommendations.  The portfolio included photographs of her culinary work.  She is a student in Chef Tierney's Culinary Arts class here at the Career & Technical Institute.  Mr. Daniel Dimeglio, the admissions advisor for Lincoln Culinary Institute was present to congratulate Jennifer and also provided a surprise presentation at Jennifer's home for the benefit of her proud parents.  Jennifer will start her culinary career in September 2011.

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