Quarter 2 – Student of the Quarter 2021
Chance Bragan is Building Trades student of the quarter. Chance is a second year student in the Building Trades program and is a student aide in the afternoon. Chance works well with all of his classmates and is a hard worker. He has been a big help to the substitute teachers in the program with the instructor being out. He has proven to be a very dependable, reliable and knowledgeable student in the program when it comes to class projects. Chance will also be one of many students from the Building Trades program representing PIRCTC at SkillsUSA this year.
The student of the quarter for AgriScience is Brandon Dubie. Brandon is in his third year with our program and at the end of this year will have taken all the classes we offer! Mrs. McCurry and Mrs. Gross have had the absolute pleasure of witnessing Brandon mature from a silly, quiet sophomore boy into a well-spoken, responsible adult. During his high school career, Brandon has participated in cross country running, track, and FFA. This year Brandon is FFA State Treasurer! He and his fellow officers have been working hard at bringing FFA presentations to classrooms remotely during the pandemic. Brandon has learned some computer skills, speaking skills and most importantly, organizational skills during his tenure. Work will begin shortly on his second Proficiency Award application. Brandon’s future goals include serving his country in the military and then going to school to become a licensed forester.
Mrs. Donahue is pleased to announce that Morgan Hewitt is the student of the quarter in Early Childhood for quarter 2. Morgan loves being in the classroom helping kids and plans to continue to do so after graduating. She is kind to her classmates and is always willing to help out however she can. She is a dedicated and dependable student. This is her second year in Early Childhood and she is a senior at Caribou High School. She currently volunteers at Wintergreen Arts’ creative preschool, Under the Willow Tree.
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. His attendance is spot on, not missing any days so far this year which is very important especially in our trades programs! He is a first year student in the program and I can already see that he is going to be a quick learner, I can’t wait to see him thrive this year and watch him persevere on all the upcoming projects we have in store for next year. Congratulations to Dane Driscoll for being student of the quarter in the Farm Mechanics program!
Mrs. Nunez and Mr. Blanchard are happy to select Macie Bartley as the Business Department’s student of the quarter for Quarter 2! As a first-year Business and PIRCTC student, Macie is conscientious about completing her assignments on time, meticulous in her work, and has an aptitude for detail. She is a kind and caring student, who is always willing to participate or share her ideas. Furthermore, this quarter she went the extra mile in helping “test” the remote learning technology (it was even after school hours)! This was especially helpful for not only the teacher, but the students as well to eliminate any difficulties connecting to virtual classroom meetings. Macie says that “taking these classes actually made me figure out what I wanted to go to college for.” She has been accepted into Northern Maine Community College and will be attending this fall, majoring in Accounting. Congratulations, Macie! Keep up the wonderful things you are doing! We wish you the best of luck in your future Business endeavors.
Emily Collins, a senior from Caribou High School, has been selected as the cosmetology program’s student of the quarter for the second quarter. In this highly irregular academic year, Emily has remained steadfast in her attention to her studies, maintaining high marks on all assignments and assessments. With her school weaving in and out of red status during quarters one and two, Emily has been committed to learning as much as she can, fully participating in all Zoom classes, submitting her work in a timely fashion, and making the best of her practical assignments. From roller sets to round brush blow-drying services, Emily’s practical skills are above board. With plans to attend Empire Beauty College after graduation, Emily is well on her way to a long and prosperous career in the beauty industry.
Wow! It’s hard to believe that the school year is half over! As such, it’s time to select another student of the quarter for the Drafting & Engineering Technology program. We are pleased to announce Ian MacKinnon as our student of the quarter for the PIRCTC Drafting & Engineering class. A senior, Ian is a first year student. However, the amount of work and projects he has turned out is astonishing. For instance, Ian has designed and 3D printed (and tested) a fly fishing rig, a mechanical wallet, and has been working to finish our drone project and a pneumatic motor which he has also 3D printed. Not to mention the antique headlight project and developing CNC Laser cut computer stands for our new laptops. To add to all this Ian is a recipient of a Pulp & Paper Foundation scholarship and will be attending the University of Maine at Orono for Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations Ian!