Schultz Advances In Skills USA Competition

Katie Schultz

Katie Schultz

VERONA, NY - Building lifelong skills does not have to be a competition, but one student at Madison Central School is reaping the rewards of competing in their chosen trade. Madison-Oneida BOCES has announced that Madison Central School senior Katie Schultz has received a place-winner award at the SkillsUSA regional competition held on February 10th at SUNY Morrisville.

SkillsUSA is a national education-industry partnership that allows students to compete in career-focused contests to demonstrate technical, employment and leadership skills. Students in CTE programs compete locally and regionally to qualify for slots at the state, national and international levels.

MOBOCES sent 50 students to compete against their peers representing other area high school and BOCES CTE programs. Of that group of 50 students, sixteen students in total were named as place-winners in their chosen discipline.

Schultz received third place commendations in the cosmetology category. She is an honor student in the MOBOCES Cosmetology program, as well as an honor student at Madison Central School.

As a place-winner, Schultz will join other top CTE students from around the state to compete at the New York State SkillsUSA Competition in April. The event will be held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.