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Nassau BOCES Barry Tech students garner $5,975 in scholarships

Scholarship Winners
Nearly 40 students from Nassau BOCES Barry Tech earned a collective total of $5,975 in scholarships this year.

Nassau BOCES Barry Tech recently awarded a total of $5,975 in scholarship funds to more than 40 students, who earned the monetary awards through their exemplary efforts both in and out of the classroom. The young scholars received their awards at the 2016 Barry Tech Scholarship Luncheon, held at the Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center.

Barry Tech pharmacy technician student Nicole Vas of the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD earned a $500 award from the Long Island Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators. Medical assisting students Brittany Eckert from the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD and Amber Vivas from the Valley Stream UFSD each received $250 from Long Island Blood Services.

Four students each earned the $150 SkillsUSA Scholarship for their performances at the regional and state competitions and for their service to the organization. Jason Garcia from the Hempstead UFSD and David McAleese from the Three Village CSD took first place for entrepreneurship in the 2015 national competition; Michenka Juin from the Baldwin UFSD serves as New York State Historian; and Jack Shea from the Lynbrook UFSD serves as Area VI Vice President.

A total of more than $3,000 was given to the winners of the Barry Tech Career and Technical Education Achievement Award. Thirty-nine students earned $125 each for their exceptional performance in their chosen fields of study, active participation in school activities and community service, and service to their peers as positive role models. A complete list of these award winners, including their home school districts and chosen fields of study, follows.

“These students have gone above and beyond their academics to demonstrate a genuine passion and commitment to their fields,” said Barry Tech Principal Laurie Harris. “Part of the Nassau BOCES mission is to enable students of all ages and abilities to achieve their maximum potential. These scholarships help us to do just that, by providing them with financial, as well as educational, support.”

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Barry Tech CTE Achievement Award Winners

Matthew Arcese
Power Sports and Small Engine Repair
Patchogue-Medford UFSD

Jonathan Arevalo
Video Production & Digital Filmmaking
Great Neck UFSD

Leah Arthur-Stuart
Physical Therapy Aide
Freeport UFSD

Karina Bonilla Reyes
Personal Trainer, Exercise Science & Sports Medicine
Westbury UFSD

Rory Brooks
Computer Game Design & Programming
Baldwin UFSD

Joseph Casella
Construction Trades
Hicksville UFSD

Michael Crum
Seaford UFSD

Roshael Gallimore
Nurse Assisting
Uniondale UFSD

Marcs Green
Construction Trade Skills
Baldwin UFSD

Michael Griffin
Audio Production
Hempstead UFSD

Megan Groth
Digital Design
Patchogue-Medford UFSD

Dominik Hattani
Network Cabling Technician/HTL
Herricks UFSD

Michelle Jin
Culinary Arts

Deandre Johnson
Auto Collision Technician
Island Trees UFSD

Yury Joseph
Health Skills
Baldwin UFSD

Jonathan L. Leibenhaut
Business Service Skills
Hewlett-Woodmere UFSD

Denny Li
Herricks UFSD

Franjeline Madera
Dental Assisting
Freeport UFSD

Tamia Manuel
Nurse Assisting
Roosevelt UFSD

Narcy Marcelis Taveras
Hewlett-Woodmere UFSD

Erika Mastorakis
Early Childhood Education
Hewlett-Woodmere UFSD

David McAleese
Computer Game Design & Programming Skills
Three Village CSD

Kerry McKenna
Retail Skills
Baldwin UFSD

Kiana Neal
Fashion Design Technology
Bellmore-Merrick CHSD

Tyler M. Passarella
Syosset CSD

Thomas Pepe
Aviation Operations
East Meadow UFSD

Cindy Pineda
Animal Care Skills
Roosevelt UFSD

Ronaldo Rennie
Construction Electricity
Westbury UFSD

Andrew Retoske
Animal Care
Glen Cove CSD

Carolyn A. Sill
Horse Science & Management
Hicksville UFSD

Shamese Smith
Roosevelt UFSD

Anthony Steven Sandoval
Automotive Technology
Port Washington UFSD

Jake Strobel
Culinary Arts Skills
Jericho UFSD

Jordan Teemer
Barbering Technician
Long Beach CSD

Karianys Vargas
Police Science & Criminal Justice
Baldwin UFSD

Nicole Vas
Pharmacy Technician
Bellmore-Merrick CHSD

Jordi Duran Vicioso
Veterinary Science
Freeport UFSD

Amber Vivas
Medical Assisting
Valley Stream UFSD

Jason Williams
Auto Skills
Uniondale UFSD