STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER 1
Mrs. White believes that recognizing a Student of the Quarter means choosing a student that always gives their very best in class, is constantly respectful to both the faculty and students, and maintains excellent grades and attendance. Jordan Plummer is the perfect example of all of these things! Jordan is a Presque Isle High School student enrolled in Customer Service, Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Business, and Marketing. Upon completion of his business classes, he will earn 10 college credits. He arrives to class every day ready to work with a smile on his face. In addition to being a fantastic student, Jordan is also very calm natured and very mature. Jordan also has a personality that allows him to be very funny and light hearted at times. These two traits make people want to be around him. He is also someone that takes his academic pursuits seriously and can be counted on to do all of his work at an exemplary level, taking the time to critically think about each task he is assigned. The characteristic that makes Jordan most deserving of this honor is his constant respect. He is often the last student to leave the room and he takes the time to pick up around the room and never forgets to wish Mrs. White well before he leaves. Jordan’s calm nature, humor, and his drive and work ethic will serve him very well in his future! Congratulations, Jordan!
The AgriScience program’s students of the quarter are the Natural Resources class. This class includes four extremely dependable, industrious and creative individuals and it is a true pleasure to spend each afternoon with them. Brandon Dubie has a keen interest in forestry and is always curiousand inquisitive when exposed to new information. He is consistently an enthusiastic participant and has stepped up to new challenges in several different instances. He volunteered to take on the role of FFA chapter treasurer when he saw the need and does a great job in that capacity. He has also embarked on a forest management internship with local small woodlot owner and manager, Larry Park, where he is learning many skills and techniques covering the gamut of woodlot management. Izabelle Higgins’ main interest is equine studies, but she is always ready to learn about new topics and participate fully in any activity we attempt. She has an amazing work ethic and impeccable integrity. She serves as our FFA chapter president and easily fulfills her leadership duties in that role. She has taken a business proposal that began as an FFA competition and turned it into an actual working enterprise specializing in hand-crafted equine products. She attended the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis during October 29 – November 1 and competed in Horse Evaluation. Jonathan Mealey is an exceptionally quiet student, who consistently overcomes his shyness to participate in any activity we embark upon. He loves the outdoors and shows interest in and enthusiasm about all of the topics we study. He has undertaken an internship at the Aroostook Experimental Farm, working with Aaron Buzza. Mr. Buzza also compliments his work ethic and meticulous attention to detail. Kylee Plummer is new to our program this year and has been a great addition to this class. She is not always familiar with and comfortable about the activities we engage in, but she is always willing to try anything and does so with a smile and a positive attitude. So far this year, she has shot a moose (with her grandfather), picked through muck and debris looking for bugs and other critters and touched many fish at the Grand Lake Stream Fish Hatchery.
Creed Chasse is Building Trades student of the quarter. Creed comes from Ashland and is a first year student in the Building Trades program. Creed has proven to be a very dependable and reliable student when it comes to projects in the construction trades. Creed works well with all of his classmates and is a hard worker.
A good work ethic; engagement in class activities and discussions; good attendance; and having a positive and professional attitude are all qualities that lead to success. Abbey Violette embodies all of these, and is achieving excellent grades to boot! Abbey is a Caribou High School student enrolled in Personal Finance, Accounting Principles, and Intro. to Business. Upon completion of her business classes, Abbey will earn 10 college credits. Abbey always has her work completed on time and challenges herself to understand difficult content by making use of her resources. Abbey takes her academic pursuits seriously. She works hard to achieve not only outstanding grades, but also a deep understanding of class material. It is not unusual for Abbey to relate concepts learned in class to her “side business” of selling clothes on poshmark.com! Abbey is a joy to be around and is regularly one of the first students to show up in class every day. While Abbey is not an extroverted student, she quietly goes about her business and does an excellent job. Abbey is very earnest. She is also quite humorous if you listen closely! Abbey’s qualities will serve her well and will help her be successful at whatever she chooses to do in the future. Congratulations Abbey on being Mr. Blanchard’s Student of the Quarter!
Farm Mechanics student of the quarter is a second year student who has a good attendance record in the program, he is fun to be around and gets along well with the other students. Mr. Espling is glad to have had the opportunity to have him in this program and, hoping that he will take the skills that he has learned in the program and put them to good use in the future. Congratulations to Logan Embelton for receiving this award.
For the first time ever, two students have tied for the dubious honor of the Cosmetology program’s student of the quarter. Both of these young ladies have led their class with the highest class averages and both regularly create beautiful, artistic compositions, whether it is infection control posters or nail art. Emily Collins (pictured at left) is a junior from Caribou High School whose future plans include attending cosmetology school. Lillian Ballerstein is a senior from Presque Isle High School who chose our cosmetology program to further her knowledge of our craft. Both ladies exude poise, confidence, and professionalism and will be successful throughout their time at PIRCTC. Congratulations to Emily and Lillian!!
Mrs. Donahue is pleased to announce Karla Williams as the quarter 1 student of the quarter for Early Childhood. Karla is a second year student in Early Childhood and a senior at PIHS. She currently works in our center right here at PIRCTC in our ACAP program. Karla comes to class every day eager to work with the children. She has an easy smile and a tender heart. She takes initiative in the lab and completes tasks effectively and in a timely manner. She is a kind, patient, hardworking, and well-rounded student. She is also our master lesson planner. After graduating Karla plans to attend NMCC and would like to teach Pre-K or Kindergarten.
All the students in our Drafting & Engineering Technology program are wonderful, bright, intelligent young adults who we are very proud of. However, this quarter one individual stands out for his exceptionalism. Conner Michaud is a young man we are proud of. Every day Conner works quietly and consistently to achieve exceptionalism. He strives to go above and beyond and do just that much more than what would be termed by many as “good enough”. Conner is always willing to tackle difficult projects and tasks and always practices a very strong work ethic – submitting projects on schedule, making the best use of time and working well with his classmates. At all times Conner uses excellent problem solving skills and works hard to solve problems on his own using available resources. We are proud of Conner and all his accomplishments and know with certainty that he has a strong foundation for success.