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Frontier Alumnus Honored as Distinguished BOCES Grad

Frontier alumnus honored as distinguished BOCES grad

A Ryan Niedermeier Frontier High School alumnus has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for his professional success after graduation.

Ryan Niedermeier received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) division’s Senior Awards Ceremony at Maryvale High School in June. Niedermeier earned the award from the Potter Career & Technical Center in West Seneca, having attended the two-year Electrical Systems program in John Snyder’s class.

After graduating high school in 2014, Niedermeier is now a fourth-year apprentice in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 41 Union. He has worked for Furguson, O’Connell, IPL, Goodwin and ESSL electrical companies.

During his time at the Potter Career & Technical Center, Niedermeier was a SkillsUSA participant and took first place in Electrical Construction Technology at the state competition. Snyder describes Niedermeier’s time at Erie 1 BOCES as a “prime example of the success one can have when they work hard, treat people the right way, and chases their dreams with passion.”

The Distinguished Alumni awards recognize alumni that have found success in their career oath after attending an Erie 1 BOCES CTE program. Award recipients provide students with a better understanding of the relevance of school to real-world experiences.