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Clarence Teen Awarded with $1,000 Technical Scholarship
Photo of AustinAustin Oleszak of Clarence was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Austin has been part of the Digital Media program at Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center for the past two years, producing media in the area of graphic design, illustration, video, photography, and animation. He used his talents during an internship with Scott Wood Designs and plans to attend SUNY Buffalo State for fine arts. Austin was one of 225 outstanding NTHS members to receive a $1,000 Jon H. Poteat Scholarship.

Through Clarence High School, Austin enrolled in the Digital Media program as a junior. Now in his second year in the program, Austin will graduate high school with workplace experience and the technical skills needed for an entry-level position. Austin was inducted into the NTHS this past March, along with 170 students from Erie 1 BOCES.

About NTHS
NTHS is the leader in recognizing student achievement in career and technical education. More than 4,200 schools and colleges are affiliated with the Society. Since its founding in 1984, it has awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to remarkable career and technical education students nationwide. You can visit for more information.

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 digital media, health careers or aviation technology, should visit or speak with their high school counselor.
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