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David Thomson receives Erie 1 BOCES Excel Award  


Throughout each school year, many Erie 1 BOCES students are recognized for their success, but only 13 students are honored with the prestigious Excel Award for standing above the rest.

For the 2019-20 school year, the Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education has presented an Excel Award to West Seneca Central School District’s David Thomson, a student in the Exceptional Education division. David is enrolled in the Erie 1 BOCES Learning Center.

Erik Vohwinkel, principal, noted David is an enthusiastic learner and enjoys school.

“He is in the occupational education program at the Potter Career & Technical Center,” Vohwinkel said. “He participates in a work experience program. In these programs, David has developed new jobs skills. He has a vibrant imagination and excels in creating comics. He’s done work on a comic for the school yearbook with the Erie 1 BOCES Middle Tech program. He volunteers for the school's community service projects, such as making items to donate to local nursing homes.”

Vohwinkel concluded David is well-liked by his peers and shows a great amount of compassion for his classmates.

Congratulations goes out to David and the rest of the Excel Award honorees!

About Erie 1 BOCES

As part of public education, Erie 1 BOCES offers a variety of career and technical programs during the regular school day to high school students in Erie County. High school students interested in learning more about how they can participate in various programs such as fashion design, web and gaming technologies, health careers or aviation technology, should visit or speak with their high school counselor.