Quarter 1- Student of the Quarter 2020/2021
The AgriScience student of the quarter is Rheanna Ortman. Rheanna is a student in both Animal Science and Natural Resources and she serves as our FFA Chapter President. This is Rheanna’s third year in our program and she has grown and matured tremendously. She is an enthusiastic participant in all of our activities. She does not hesitate to volunteer for difficult jobs and is not afraid to get her hands dirty or to take a risk in an unfamiliar situation. In addition to her FFA duties, Rheanna works at a therapeutic equestrian center. She received an FFA State Proficiency award in Equine Science last spring and will pursue a similar award in Outdoor Recreation this year. Rheanna is an all-around excellent student and school citizen and it is our pleasure to have her in our program.
Mrs. Donahue is pleased to announce Emerson Turner as the quarter 1 student of the quarter for Early Childhood. Emerson is a second year student in Early Childhood and a senior at Washburn District High School. She currently volunteers at Wintergreen Arts’ creative preschool, Under the Willow Tree. You can clearly see her love for the kids in all the work she does. Emerson takes initiative in the lab and completes tasks effectively and in a timely manner. She is kind, patient, hardworking, and a well-rounded student. After graduating, Emerson plans to continue her work with children.
Creed Chasse is Building Trades student of the quarter. Creed is a second year student in the Building Trades program. He has proven to be a very dependable, reliable and knowledgeable student in class projects. Creed will also be one of many students from the Building Trades program representing PIRCTC at SkillsUSA this year. Creed works well with all of his classmates and is a hard worker.
Marienna St. Peter has been selected as the Cosmetology program’s student of the quarter for the first quarter. A junior at Caribou High School, Marienna is a first-year student in our program and already has demonstrated dedication to her craft. During this challenging time of COVID, she has navigated all transitions into and out of remote learning seamlessly, maintaining attention to her cosmetology theory studies and timeliness in turning in assignments. Putting in the extra effort to stay on top of things has paid off in spades as Marienna consistently ranks at the top of her class. Her excitement to learn is contagious and we are all better for having her in our program. Well done, Marienna!
Farm Mechanics student of the quarter is a deserving young man who is always ready to try new projects and jobs related to the trade. He seems to thrive in all the different standards that we cover here in the program such as mechanics, welding, fabrication, and electrical (just to name a few). He is a second year student that can be counted on when we have live work projects, projects for the school farm, and the school in general. He also likes to bring in his own projects and help other students with theirs. This makes for a great learning experience. Congratulations to Kolson Condon, good luck in all your future endeavors.
As usual we have excellent students in our Drafting & Engineering Technology program. This usually makes it very difficult to choose one student who stands out above the rest. However, this quarter the choice was easy – Connor Rideout. Connor is a second year student who is always willing to go the extra mile. This semester he is enrolled in CIE 101 (Engineering Graphics for Civil Engineers) which is a unique dual enrollment opportunity offered through the University of Maine College of Engineering. Setup as an online course Connor has completed the entire curriculum which isn’t scheduled to end until January. In addition, the course material is new including the text book written by the professor (Claude Junkins) Connor has been able to provide valuable feedback to Professor Junkins that will be applied to the next edition of the text book and online curriculum. Following acceptance, Connor’s plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono majoring in Civil Engineering. Given his drive to achieve exceptionalism, he will without a doubt succeed.
As the Business Department’s student of the quarter, Annika Reynolds has displayed all the qualities that a diligent, hardworking student should. Annika quietly goes about her business each day – she has had perfect attendance for the entire quarter. Annika is not one to just memorize facts to get a good grade on an assignment – not only does she earn among the highest grades among her peers, but she works hard and cares about deeper understanding of the concepts. Annika is a joy to have in class – her bright, happy attitude daily puts a smile on everyone’s face. Annika has a “can-do” attitude. Congratulations to Annika, the PIRCTC Business Department student of the quarter!