The United Technologies Center is pleased to announce Mackenzie Stepp of Hermon as the 2020-2021 Student of the Year. Mackenzie is a student in the school’s Medical Assisting Program. Mackenzie attends Hermon High School. While at Hermon she has been a member of the Student Council and has served as the organization’s treasurer and president. She is currently president of the National Honor Society. Mackenzie is a two year member of the Key Club and is the school’s student school board representative.
Mackenzie is taking part in the medical assisting externship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor. She has distinguished herself in the medical assisting program through her outstanding academic and clinical performance. Trudy Vintinner, Mackenzie’s medical assisting instructor, explains that not only has Mackenzie excelled in the classroom and clinical portion of the program but has a remarkable sense of care and compassion for others which truly distinguishes her in the medical field. Mackenzie is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society. United Technologies Center is proud to have a student whose kindness and empathy are the centerpieces of a superb set of personal qualities.
Mackenzie will attend the University of New England in the fall where she plans to major in medical biology. She is the daughter of Charlene and Andrew Stepp of Hermon.
Director Leavitt and the faculty at Tri-County Technical Center have selected Ann Gerardi as the 2020-2021 Career & Technical Education Student of the Year.
Ann is a senior at Tri-County Technical Center enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program. Her instructor, Steve Spaulding nominated her for the award. “Anne exceeds all of the program standards, excels academically, and demonstrates exceptional leadership.”
Last year Anne was enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician Program where she earned her certification in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Tri-County Technical Center Director Brian Leavitt stated, “This is a huge accomplishment for a high school student. Ann now is able to be employed throughout the United States as an EMT. Ann is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society.”
Ann has been accepted into the New Brunswick Bible Institute in the Biblical Studies program. After college she plans to pursue a career in the emergency medical services field.
Ann is a homeschooled student who resides with her family in Dexter. She is the daughter of Brenda and Paul Gerardi of Dexter.
Everyone at Tri-County wishes Ann the best of success!
St. John Valley Technical Center has named (SJVTC) Anthony Pelletier as the SJVTC’s CTE Student of the Year. Anthony continually demonstrates a high level of leadership, organizational skills and responsibility in his academic and career pursuits within the Allied Health pathway. Anthony has successfully attained through this time at SJVTC the following achievements/certifications: Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.), Personal Support Specialist (P.S.S), First Aid & CPR/AED certifications. He currently works as a Nursing Assistant at Crosswinds Residential Care Facility in Fort Kent.
Anthony enjoys challenges and is not afraid of hard work, always having a positive attitude and outlook on life. He is a strong advocate for providing community service and has been involved in the following Career and Technical Student Organizations: Health Occupation Students of America, National Honor Society and SkillsUSA.
Anthony is the top academic student within his Health Occupations program and continues to take advanced college courses within UMFK’s BSN program. Following graduation, Anthony plans to pursue enrollment within the Maine National Guards to help pay for his college expense. His career plans are to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Southern Aroostook County Region Two School of Applied Technology is pleased to name Alyssa Drake as the 2020/2021 CTE Student of the Year.
Alyssa Drake is currently a student in the Intro to Medical Professions course. This program includes a college level Nursing course as well as a Phlebotomy course that will give her a national certification.
Alyssa is a highly motivated student with goals of becoming a Registered Nurse, and will become a wonderful, competent, and caring nurse that has the ability to connect with patients. Alyssa will be attending Husson College this Fall. Alyssa has exhibited dedication, participation, and hard work with excellent study habits. Alyssa comes to school prepared and with a smile on her face and a positive attitude, every day.
In addition to her work in CTE, Alyssa works on her High School yearbook, manages the cheerleading squad, is a participating member of Olympia Snowe’s Women’s Institute, The National Technical Honor society, and in the process of becoming a member of the National Honor Society.
When Alyssa graduates in the spring, she will hold three college credits for Medical Terminology, CNA certification, National Phlebotomy certification, OSHA 10, BLS, along with completion of her first year Nursing Fundamentals class.
We are beyond proud of Alyssa and all of her accomplishments!
Somerset Career & Technical Center (SCTC) has named Emma Huntley as CTE Student of the Year for 2021.
Emma is the daughter of Richard and Jennifer Huntley of Canaan. She attends Skowhegan Area High School. She is on the National Honor Society and participates in Track and Field and Upward Bound.
As a student in the Early Childhood Education Program, Emma had perfect attendance for the two-year program and earned two program leader awards. She is a natural leader in the classroom. Her peers often look to her for assistance with projects, technology and to help solve problems. Emma will always jump in to help with whatever is asked of her.
Emma is very active at SCTC. She participated in SkillsUSA, the Student Leadership Team and is a member of the National Technical Honor Society. She is a member of a team of peer facilitators who met with students to gather input. The team was instrumental in changing the districts focus on student mental health.
Emma’s goal is to become a High School English Teacher. She has been accepted into the 8 colleges where she applied.