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Four William Floyd Students Finish in Top Three at SkillsUSA Regionals

Four William Floyd High School Career and Technical Educationstudents all finished in the top three in their respective categories at the SkillsUSA Area VI Long Island Regional.

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SkillsUSA top three finishers (L to R) Jose Bravo, Evelyn Peralta, Joe Lovett and Dena Sladky.

Brentwood, NY - April 6, 2016 - Four William Floyd High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) students – Evelyn Peralta, Joe Lovett, Jose Bravo and Dena Sladky – all finished in the top three in their respective categories at the SkillsUSA Area VI Long Island Regional held at the Brentwood Campus of Suffolk County Community College. With their efforts, Evelyn, Jose and Dena qualified to compete in the 2016 SkillsUSA New York Leadership Conference and Skills Championships in Syracuse in late April.

Evelyn Peralta and Joe Lovett, finished second and third, respectively, in Medical Assisting (only one school can be represented at States for this category, so Evelyn will represent William Floyd); Jose Bravo finished third in Building Trades & Construction (carpentry); and Dena Sladky, Hospitality Services Academy (culinary/food prep) also finished third in her category. Congratulations also goes out to their teachers, Rhonda DeTrano, LPN, Medical Assisting; Matthew Van Horne, Building Trades & Construction Academy; and Rich Daly, Hospitality Services Academy.

In other CTE news, Eclectic Essentials, a CTE Virtual Enterprise (VE) Cosmetology class is in its third year of business, recently received a top 25% rating at the VE 2016 National Website Competition, a competition that received 400 firm submissions and 7,000 ratings from judges making it one of the largest in VE history.

William Floyd High School business teacher Jacqueline Giacalone explained that the students created a virtual business that sells “on the go kits” and provides at home services for hair make up and nails. You can check out the website at



  • Virtual Enterprise cosmetology students.