East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School senior Brandon Bilardello took first place in a statewide SkillsUSA competition held from April 25-27.  

Bilardello, who attends the audio production program at Barry Tech, was half of a two-person team in “Interactive Application and Video Game Development” competition. He has been excelling in the program and was selected for this competition by his teacher. This was the first time Barry Tech students have competed in this particular competition. Brandon worked seamlessly with a student from another high school who takes computer game design and programming at Barry Tech.