Maine’s Career & Technical Education Centers name students of the year

Maine’s top Career & Technical Education students were honored as students of the year recently at a ceremony at the Lewiston Regional Technical Center.

It was a great night to celebrate the best CTE students in Maine. Twenty six centers were represented. State School Board Chair, Peter Geiger, indicated that it was the best celebration for students he has seen. Senator Brian Langley, Education Committee Chair, was also impressed and gave the audience a superb presentation with his remarks aligned to CTE in Maine.

Each of the 26 students was presented with an award certificate and two received scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each at the event sponsored by the Maine Administrators of Career & Technical Education (MACTE).

  • Foster Technology Center, Jacob Presley Rutberg, Advanced Early Childhood Education ($1,000 scholarship recipient)
  • Oxford Hills Technical School, Natasha Blake, Early Childhood Education ($1,000 scholarship recipient)
  • Bath Regional Career and Technical Center, Sean Burke, Culinary Arts
  • Tri-County Technical Center, Nick Woodward, Precision Machining
  • Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology, Ryan Burgess, Building Trades
  • Van Buren Regional Technical Center, Ben Poitras, Machine Tool
  • Region 9 School of Applied Technology, Michelle Hale, Building Trades
  • Region Two School of Applied Technology, Michelle Birmingham, Early Childhood Education
  • Portland Arts and Technology High School, Darriana Simard, Health Science
  • Waldo County Technical Center, Alexis Prescott, Diversified Medical Careers
  • Northern Penobscot Tech Region III, Kelly Niles, Culinary Arts
  • Westbrook Vocational Center, Kaitlin Rayner, Medical Occupations
  • Lake Region Vocational Center, Corey Soucey, Construction Technology
  • St. Croix Regional Technical Center, Brooke Smith, Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Region Ten Technical High School, Moriah Negley, Health Occupations, CNA, EMT Basic
  • Sanford Regional Technical Center, Ian Kelly, Pre-Engineering and Robotics
  • Mid Coast School of Technology, Desirae Dodd, Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Biddeford Regional Center of Technology, Jacob Moulton, Legal Studies and Medical Assisting
  • Mid-Maine Technical Center, Cameron Aucoin, Emergency Services
  • Caribou Regional Technology Center, Macy Desmond, Health and Medical Science
  • Lewiston Regional, Technical Center, Whitney Frost, Marketing and Multimedia
  • Presque Isle Career and Technical Center, Mathew McKenna, Building Trades
  • United Technology Center, Grant Lufkin, Automotive Diagnostics
  • Capital Area Technical Center, Jenna Davies, Law Enforcement
  • Hancock County Technical Center, Molly Carroll, Law Enforcement
  • Somerset Career and Technical Center, Cailee Manzer, Cooperative Education and Health Care Careers

For Career and Technical Education program information, please contact the Maine DOE’s CTE Director Margaret Harvey at or 624-6739.

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