Wesley Cancro Honored as Student of Distinction

June 18, 2018

Wesley Cancro was pumped to be honored as a Student of Distinction by Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES at the Yorktown Central School District’s Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 18.
He shook hands enthusiastically with BOCES Board President Richard Kreps Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lynn Allen and Yorktown Superintendent Dr. Ronald Hattar.
“It’s so good to meet you,” said Cancro, a recent graduate of the Child Development and Education program at the Career and Technical Education Center at BOCES. “I’m so excited to be here!”
“This distinction recognizes Wesley’s achievements,” said Kreps from the podium. “We wish him all the best.”
He beckoned Cancro to join him and hung a commemorative medal around his neck.
“This is a young man I’m never going to forget,” said CTE Principal Stephen Lowery, presenting Cancro with a certificate. “He works hard, is positive, and has energy beyond belief. Wesley is a true inspiration to all of us at the Tech Center.”
Cancro attended the Tech Center for his junior and senior years of high school. He often led morning announcements for the school. At his graduation this June, he confidently led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Lowery and Cancro share a fascination with schedules: those of train, buses, even airplanes. When a plane flies overhead, they both check their Flightradar24 mobile app to identify it. Wesley can usually call what airport the plane has departed from and the type of aircraft it is before confirming it on the app.
“We need him to work at BOCES to help run the school bus schedule,” joked Lowery.
Cancro has his sights on other career goals. He plans to attend Westchester Community College and study early childhood development in the fall. He chose the Child Development and Education track at the Tech Center, gaining hands-on experience working with children at the on-site preschool under the guidance of instructor Melissa Davis.
 “If it wasn’t for that experience, I wouldn’t know what I wanted to do,” said Cancro.