• Oriskany students in the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Regional Program for Excellence (RPE) presented about the knowledge they gained from their internships during the Spring Recognition Ceremony on May 1.


    RPE offers selected high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore career options through a summer or school year internship of 72-75 hours. The School Year Session begins in October and runs for 24 weeks concluding in early April. Students are excused from school for half a day each week (three hours) to meet with mentors.


    RPE staff design an individual program for each participant to meet unique interests and needs. An RPE experience helps students make more focused academic and career plans - saving time and money at the college level.


    Oriskany students who participated in RPE this school year were:


    Kayla Anderson
    Ms. Joyce Polanowicz, The Village Crossing
    Ms. Heidi Nolette and Mr. Jordan Davies, United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area


    Brynn Janes
    Dr. Sarah Muccio, Air Force Research Laboratory


    Tina Jasarevic
    Ms. Michelle Tagliaferri, Southern Tier Dermatology
    Ms. Jill Polizzi, Mohawk Valley Health System


    Hannah Juarez
    Ms. Brenda Plummer, Mohawk Valley Health System


    NeDavius Ladmirault
    Ms. J’nelle Nuborazek, A&P Master Images


    Jenna Manuele
    Ms. Melanie Chambrone, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
    Ms. Theresa Mazzara, Upstate Cerebral Palsy