School-to-Career students honored at BOCES

By Jillian Marshall

June 4, 2014 Updated Jun 4, 2014 at 10:27 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Close to two dozen students were honored for their hard work and hands-on experience they gained from a unique program at Broome-Tioga BOCES.

Wednesday night was the 17th annual School-to-Careers Recognition event at BOCES.

Students in the program participated in classes at BOCES and had apprenticeships or internships outside of the classroom at local businesses.

"We learned a lot of science and like more of like the more basics in school here, when you get out there it's all like real life problems you learn," said Vestal senior Sydney Lansing. Lansing earned her cosmetology license and is currently working as an assistant at Diane Testani Hair Salon. She is going to SUNY Broome to study business in the fall.

Students who were honored said it was an experience they will cherish forever.

"It's given me a lot of experiences from learning professional skills from something as simple as making copies to learning how to interact with some of the most powerful people in the country," said Binghamton senior Jack Doherty. Doherty is interested in politics and worked in local leader's offices thanks to the program. He is enrolled in Le Moyne College and will start in the fall.

One senior from each school in the district was hand picked by their school's administration to receive this honor.