Rocky Point students excel at SkillsUSA competition

Rocky Point students excel at SkillsUSA competition photo
Three students from Rocky Point High School have been recognized as first-place winners in the SkillsUSA Area VI competitions recently held at Suffolk County Community College. 

Seniors Brianna Davanzo and Emily Wojnowski teamed up with two other top-achieving students from their nurse assistant class at Eastern Suffolk BOCES for the Health Knowledge Bowl. The “Jeopardy”-like competition posed questions about academic achievements and safety precautions.

The competition also reinforced both students’ future goals of attending nursing school – Brianna will head to St. Joseph’s College and Emily will attend Adelphi University in the fall.

Mickey Gold, a junior, placed first in the Pin Design competition for a piece he created that highlighted the event. His work featured “SkillsUSA Area VI Long Island ’18” embossed over an outline of Long Island with the Montauk Lighthouse prominently featured. He also placed third in the Advertising Design competition for his thumbnail versions of a logo, business cards and marketing materials for a fictional plumbing company. 

“This honor is evident of the hard work these students put into their career aspirations and serves as a foundation for their future successes,” Principal Susann Crossan said. “We are all proud of their collective expertise and achievements.”