When Broome-Tioga BOCES hosted the 26th Annual School-to-Careers Partnership for Excellence Recognition Event May 31, two outstanding members of the Susquehanna Valley community received special recognition for their achievements this year.
SV High School Senior James O'Dell received an award for Outstanding STC Student. One exceptional School to Careers student is selected from each local high school for this recognition, and James was SV's choice! Selection is based on James' strong commitment to career development efforts, academic standing, commitment to post-secondary education, and demonstration of good citizenship, including participation in community service activities.
SV High School Guidance Office Manager Patti Kucinsky was one of the guests of honor at the recognition event. The School-to-Careers Partnership of Broome and Tioga Counties selected Patti as its 2023 Outstanding Educator. Patti was largely responsible for organizing the series of Workforce Wednesdays sessions this year that bought SV High School students together with representatives from area businesses to explore potential careers.
In her congratulatory letter to Patti, School-to-Careers Executive Director Melinda Russell wrote: "You are highly respected by your colleagues and serve as an inspiration to your students. You have ensured that the students at Susquehanna Valley have the opportunity to learn about multiple jobs and careers in Broome County."
Patti officially received her award at the recognition event, and made a short speech describing her work to organize the Workforce Wednesdays sessions and her plans to continue that commitment in the coming school year.