Senior named BOCES Career and Tech Center Student of the Year
June 19, 2012
Watervliet senior Amelia Walker, a student in the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School’s Computer Network Technician program, has been named Outstanding Student of the Year for the school’s Albany campus.
Walker was honored for growth in achievement of skills in computer and network technology, citizenship, work ethic, leadership ability and pride in her chosen occupation.
“If you ask me to describe Amelia in a few words, I would have to start with the word motivated, add diligent to the middle and end with a sense of humor,” BOCES Computer Network Technician Teacher David Patzarian said. “She always finishes a task no matter how difficult. She interacts openly, works well with others and is well liked. She is also a leader.”
At BOCES, Amelia earned membership into the National Technical Honor Society two years in a row, and was on the honor roll at Watervliet High School. She maintained an average in the 90s in both years of the Computer Network Technician program, and earned nine college credit hours through the College in the High School program.
“Amelia’s hard work and dedication to her studies does not go unnoticed. I am proud of Amelia and wish her well in her future endeavors,” Watervliet Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lori S. Caplan said.
After graduation Walker will attend Hudson Valley Community College to study Computer Information Systems.
More than 1,200 local high school and adult students are enrolled in more than 40 programs of study offered by the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School. The school is operated by the Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and serves residents of Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie and southern Saratoga counties.