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On Friday, June 11, RCS senior Chris Rarick joined seventy-two Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students from the Schoharie campus receiving certificates of completion, honors and awards during a live stream ceremony. Mr. Rarick participated in the ceremony with students from the Schoharie, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Schalmont, Voorheesville, Duanesburg, Middleburgh and Sharon Springs school districts.

The ceremony marked the completion of one- and two-year programs at the school, including culinary, cosmetology, commercial construction/heavy equipment, criminal justice, network cabling tech/smart home technology, residential construction and automotive technology. Many of the graduates are going on to college and trade schools; still others are going straight into the workforce thanks to the skills they learned and the connections they made at BOCES.

“I have been working now on the side installing security cameras and wiring. I had to run cable to all the remote locations, test them and make sure they were operational. I feel like this has already helped me reach my goals and taught me everything I need to know to get started in wiring and cabling,” the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk senior said. Rarick has already started his own technology company – Rarick Technologies.

During the 60-minute ceremony, dozens of awards were bestowed on students. Mr. Rarick was recognized for his hard work and dedication by being named Outstanding Student of the Year.

“I am extremely proud of you, our students, our faculty and staff for all you have accomplished in such challenging times,” said Capital Region BOCES District Superintendent Anita Murphy.

Congratulations Mr. Rarick! Best of luck in your future endeavors!