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Morrisville State College to host nearly 900 high school students during SkillsUSA Regional Conference


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Nearly 900 students from 18 different high schools will gather on the Morrisville State College campus as they showcase a variety of talents during the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Conference on Friday, Feb. 2.

The annual conference features high school students from technical schools and BOCES programs throughout Central New York competing in a variety of events. The competition features more than 60 contests clustered within numerous job fields that include computer and communications, construction, culinary, health, leadership, mechanics, and security and law.

Competitions was be judged by Morrisville State faculty, students, and industry and education representatives.

Scholarship opportunities were also available to the SkillsUSA regional participants through the Morrisville State College Leadership Award. The award offers $250 per semester to students who enroll full-time at Morrisville and is renewable for up to eight semesters if requirements are met. Participants who serve as state or national officers are also eligible for an additional $1,000 per semester for up to eight semesters.

This year’s event also includes a community service initiative supporting Feed Our Vets, a national organization that provides free food assistance to veterans and their family members. Food and hygiene products will be collected in front of the hospitality suite from 9:30-11 a.m. Donations received will be provided to local veterans between Utica and Watertown.

For more information about the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Conference, contact Diana Johnson at johnsods@morrisville.edu or call 315.684.6090.

Participating Area II Schools:

Adirondack Central

Bohlen Technical Center

Broome-Tioga BOCES

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

DCMO BOCES – Chenango CTE Center

DCMO BOCES – R.W. Harrold Campus

East Syracuse Minoa Central

Herkimer County BOCES

H.G. Sackett Technical Center

Institute of Technology

Madison-Oneida BOCES

Northern Catskills Occupational Center

OCM – Charles McEvoy Center

OCM – I. E. Henry Center

Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES

Otsego Area Occupational Center

The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (ciTi)

Syracuse City School District

Seaway Career and Technical Education Center

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Morrisville State College to host nearly 900 high school students during SkillsUSA Regional Conference