N/O BOCES Student Competes at ‘NYS Skills USA Competition’, Father Acts as Special Assistant

NIAGARA/ORLEANS – Arianna Allore, a Newfane student in the Security and Law Enforcement program at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center, had a special assistant for her NYS Skills USA competition. Her father, Kenny Allore, helped her with her competition for the Criminal Justice competition as her suspect.

The SkillsUSA Championships are career competition events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. Through an investment from business and industry partners of approximately $36 million, the event occupies a space equivalent to 31 football fields or 41 acres. In 2019, there were more than 6,500 contestants in 106 separate events. Nearly 2,000 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible.

Mr. Allore was also a graduate from Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Security and Law Enforcement program and is a Customs Officer. He often shares his experience and expertise with the Security and Law Enforcement classes. “I could not be more proud of Arianna and the path she has chosen to take. She will be attending Niagara County Community College for Human Services and then plans on attending SUNY Brockport to become a Juvenile Justice Officer.”

Arianna and the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center would also like to thank Medina Police Chief, Chad Kenward, who volunteered his time and his vehicle to help her with the scenario for the competition.