WHS student inducted as SkillsUSA officer at BOCES Career & Technical Education Center

A Watervliet High School senior is among the 16 scholars who will lead the SkillsUSA chapter of the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center in Albany. 

Yohanan Bryant, who studies Building Trades II at the CTE Albany Campus, was inducted as the SkillsUSA Photographer for the 2022-23 school year along with other new officers during a ceremony on Oct. 18.

In the Photographer role, Yohanan will work collaboratively with the Historian to maintain the archive of pictures, videos and other information regarding the Albany SkillsUSA chapter. The Photographer also assists with advertisements and promotional material for SkillsUSA-related events.

Fourteen student officers dressed in red Skills USA jackets stand behind a table draped with a Skills USA banner. The students are looking at camera and smiling.
Watervliet High School senior Yohanan Bryant (second row, far right) is among the newly appointed SkillsUSA officers for the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center in Albany.

SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school students. The organization promotes personal and professional growth and offers students the opportunity to network with industry executives and professionals at the local, regional, state and national levels and to compete in competitions. The organization also promotes giving back to the community, which locally results in collections each year for food pantries and city missions.

The 2022-23 SkillsUSA officers, their program, and home school districts are as follows:

  • Morning officers
    • President – Tessa Venditti, Cosmetology II, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (BHBL)
    • Vice President – Gino Isabella, Network Cabling, Wireless Technologies and Cybersecurity, Mohonasen
    • Treasurer – Jacob Gilmore, Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers, BHBL
    • Secretary – Erin Fresn, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Tech, BHBL
    • Parliamentarian – Allen Reome Jr., Criminal Justice II, Shenendehowa
    • Historian – Anthony Ardizzone, Welding and Metal Fabrication II, Shenendehowa
    • Photographer – Elijah Edwards, Building Trades I, Schenectady
    • Community Service Liaison – Rachel Hammond, Early Childhood Education, Bethlehem
  • Afternoon officers:
    • President – Jocelyn Howe, Global Fashion II, Mohonasen
    • Vice President – Emily Tice, Culinary II, Guilderland
    • Treasurer – Luke DaBiere, Auto Body II, Shenendehowa
    • Secretary – Haley Titus, Welding II, Schoharie
    • Parliamentarian – Cody Sherwood, Cable Networking II, Middleburgh
    • Historian – Emily Burdikoff, Digital Media Design II, BHBL
    • Photographer – Yohanan Bryant, Building Trades II, Watervliet
    • Community Service Liaison – Blae Kinzie, Manufacturing and Machining Technology, Mohonasen

We congratulate Yohanan and all the 2022-23 SkillsUSA officers and wish them success this year!