Patrick Metz, a Bellmore-Merrick CHSD senior attending Nassau BOCES Center for Community Adjustment, being presented with his SCOPE Scholarship by Nassau BOCES Associate Superintendent for Educational Services Dr. Lydia Begley.
"We could not be prouder of Patrick's accomplishments and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors," said Christopher Korolczuk, Principal of Nassau BOCES Center for Community Adjustment.
"I was pretty excited to win this award. It is a great achievement," said Patrick.
Patrick has also been attending Barry Tech where he studies Computer Game Design & Programming Skills. He was recommended by his teacher for an internship as a teacher assistant at a Hofstra University Saturday morning computer class for young children that resulted in him being hired for the summer semester. Patrick also participated in Skills USA representing Barry Tech and winning 3rd place in Regionals and 4th place in State competitions for a prepared speech titled "Career success is much more than mere money."
Patrick plans to attend Nassau Community College in the fall and hopes to become a video game designer.