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CTE October Students of the Month

morning students of the month afternoon students of the month Since September was a transition month for all of us, we did not award Student of the Month to students at that time.  We decided to begin this recognition during the month of October this year.

The Career and Tech Center staff and administration will recognize nominated first year and second year students each month, based on the criteria listed below. The Outstanding Students of the Month are chosen based on qualities such as: character, leadership, citizenship, work ethic and attendance. The students should be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, responsible and a positive role model.

Now more than ever, we believe it is important to recognize student success. These students have been resilient in the face of uncertainty, and we applaud their efforts to remain focused and determined during this unusual school year.    

The Career and Tech Students of the Month will receive a certificate, plus a Career and Tech Center backpack, plus have their photographs posted on social media through Facebook at TST BOCES Career and Tech Center and on Instagram @tst_careertech. Please follow us!

Listed below are examples of the criteria for the students who will receive this recognition:

  • Exemplary behavior resulting in a flawless behavior record for the month
  • Present and on time and prepared for class every day of the month
  • Respectful, kind, generous, and cooperative with peers and adults
  • Eager and motivated to learn
  • Exhibits exceptional contribution to class or academic improvement in class
  • Demonstrates a positive and helpful attitude towards fellow students
  • All assigned work is complete for the month


The Career and Tech Center Outstanding Students of the Month are:


Ajax Randall, Animal Science, RAS/Lansing
Samantha Cargian, Auto Technology, Groton
John Hacker, CEP, Dryden
Will Chimento, Computer Technology/Cybersecurity, LACS
Adelia Alling, Cosmetology, Ithaca
Ryan Putnam-Cole, Criminal Justice, Newfield
Cayden Hayes, Culinary Arts, Trumansburg
Sofia Auerrell, Digital Media, LACS
Zada Jones, Early Childhood, Lansing
John Happel, Sports Conditioning and Exercise Science, Ithaca
Robert Houston, Heavy Equipment, Groton
Mya Griffin, Nurse Assisting and Health Occupations, Groton
Emily Martin, Welding, Ithaca

Bristol Kromer, Animal Science, RAS/Dryden
Garrett Porter, Auto Body, Bridges/Newfield
Jacub Hemingway, Auto Technology, Dryden
Mya Marsh, CEP, Candor
Romen Rogers, Computer Technology/Cybersecurity, RAS/Ithaca
Dominique Grossi, Cosmetology, Trumansburg
Emmie Leonard, Culinary Arts, Lansing
Nora Hernandez,  Digital Media, Newfield
Dakota Fairley, Early Childhood, Ithaca
Ryan Fish, Sports Conditioning and Exercise Science, Lansing
Brennan Brockway, Heavy Equipment, Groton
Marissa Porter, Nurse Assisting and Health Occupations, Trumansburg
Isaac Hall, Welding, Groton