BOCES Barry Tech SKILLS USA winners with counselors and admins


Jordan Strobing (third from right), James Brooks (center) and Haily Conroy (third from left) competed at Skills USA and took some of the top awards. Jordan finishing among the top three in the category of digital design for his logo of New York State. James competed in the welding category and finished second, one point shy of first place. Haily, who is in the veterinary technician program, chose to compete in the category of prepared speech and took second place. Following the regional level of competition, Jordan finished in second place at the state level.

Jordan plans to continue to study design in college with an interest in improving the appearance of apps. James is interested in studying computer technology. Haily, who works at an emergency hospital caring for exotic animals and is considering it as a career, is nicknamed the "rabbit master" because of her expertise handling the skittish critters.