Shen High School student Lucia Hingi, a culinary arts student at the Capital Region BOCES, took first-place in the Job Skills Demonstration at the New York State SkillsUSA competition. More info…

Written by on April 28, 2021

Shen High School student Lucia Hingi, a culinary arts student at the Capital Region BOCES, took first-place in the Job Skills Demonstration at the New York State SkillsUSA competition.

She earned the right to compete in the national SkillsUSA competition in June where she will face thousands of peer competitors from around the country to determine who the best of her respective trade.

The state competition took place the week of April 12 with 21 students from a dozen Capital Region BOCES component schools competing against hundreds of their peers from across New York State. The national SkillsUSA competition will be conducted virtually this year from June 14-18.

    SkillsUSA is a professional organization teaching technical, academic and employability skills that help high school and college students pursue successful careers. Members build these skills through student-led charitable acts, leadership conferences and other activities. Students in SkillsUSA participate in hands-on competitions in various fields such as science; technology; engineering; mathematics; building construction; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

    Lucia decorating a cake

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