Gianluca Queirolo and Michael Pereira are among a contingent of students and educators who will represent Southern Westchester BOCES' Career and Technical Education programs at the state capitol March 14.
BOCES Expo 2023 will showcase CTE programs from BOCES across New York State at the base of the great stairwell of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.
Gianluca and Michael, along with two classmates in the Emergency Medical Services program, will join teacher Robert Del Greco in presenting an EMS demonstration for event visitors.
"We plan on presenting the basics of EMS," Gianluca said. "We also look forward to seeing other programs from around the state."
"Southern Westchester BOCES' EMS program is one of the best programs," said Michael.
He and Gianluca are both Sleepy Hollow High School students and certified first responders in the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow fire departments and ambulance corps, respectively. Besides the real-world training they are able to apply in their volunteer responder roles, they both have the opportunity to earn up to seven college credits while in the program.
The pair credited their instructor and teaching assistants for the quality of the program. "They know their stuff," Michael said.