Aspiring pediatrician Kaylee Clute competes at SkillsUSA

Kaylee Clute working on a manequin

Kaylee Clute working on a manequinALBANY – In the photo at left, aspiring pediatrician Kaylee Clute uses a bag valve mask on a mannequin while competing in the New York State SkillsUSA virtual competition this week.

Clute, a senior from Scotia-Glenville, is one of 21 students from 12 different area school districts who are competing in the competition this week and next.

“I thought competing would be fun and it helps me with my skills,” Clute said of the virtual CPR/First Aid competition, one of more than two dozen events that test student skills on everything from welding and metal fabrication to digital design, job interviews, cake decorating and much more.  Hundreds of students from all across New York State are taking part in the virtual competition; winners will advance to the national SkillsUSA competition in June.

Clute plans to be a pediatrician and credits BOCES with preparing her for that career

She will attend the University of Buffalo in the fall.