Students of the Quarter – Quarter 2
Molly Kingsbury is a model student in Business that simply goes above and beyond each and every day that she is in the classroom. Molly performs at a high academic level and contributes to class by offering to help her peers, adding to class discussions and continually working ahead. She has a soft and kind personality which makes her an easily approachable friend that her fellow classmates will often call on for help. Molly is also a natural born leader and she isn’t afraid to take charge when she deems necessary. This is demonstrated in the classroom, but also shown through the many extracurricular activities and sports teams that Molly is a part of. Even with Molly’s busy schedule, she continues to maintain a strong A average in all of her business courses, currently: Principles of Accounting 1, Intro to Business, Marketing and Personal Finance, 3 of which are dual credit with NMCC. When she raduates in the spring she desires to continue her education in business at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She hopes to one day open her own day care service, as well as other businesses that can fulfill the needs in our community – including the possibility of a mini-golf course! Her incredible ambition and determination leave me with no doubt that she will fulfill all of her dreams! Congratulations Molly!
Blake Inman has proven to be a hard worker and is always looking to learn new things. He has proven to be a leader when working with other students in the class. When Blake is working on a project you know it will get done and to the best of his ability. Blake’s test and project grades are always at the top of the class. This is Blake’s first year in Building Trades.
Mason Langille is the student of the quarter in AgriScience . Mason is a second-year student in the Aquaculture/Natural Resource program and he is an ideal student in every way. Mason has a real aptitude for natural resources and aquaculture topics and, in addition, he is a hard worker and a serious student. He comes to class every day ready to work and puts his best effort into all projects and assignments no matter what the circumstances. He is taking advantage of the dual enrollment in natural resources and doing very well with his UMFK course. Mason intends to participate in the FFA State Convention and will represent our school very well in those events. We are very proud to have Mason in our program!
Mrs. Hunter is pleased to announce Emily Austin as the Early Childhood student of the quarter for quarter 2. Emily is a senior at Caribou High School and a second-year student in ECE. Emily is a star student who works hard to meet deadlines and always puts forth her best work. She is a born leader in the room and someone her peers rely on. Emily is a kind student who holds positive relationships with her peers, teachers, and the students in her care. Emily goes off-site daily and works in the collaboration room at ACAP. Emily really enjoys her time at ACAP and the staff love having her. Emily plans to study secondary education in the fall. Any school district will be lucky to snatch her up in a few years.
All the students in our Drafting & Engineering Technology program are wonderful, bright, intelligent young adults. However, this quarter one individual stands out for his exceptionalism. Connor DeMerchant is a young man we are proud of. Every day Connor 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”. Connor 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 Connor uses excellent problem solving skills and his willingness to seek out information to solve difficult problem. We are proud of Connor and all his accomplishments and know with certainly that he has a strong foundation for success.
The Cosmetology Program’s student of the quarter is Dharma Geppner. Academically, Dharma shines. Never one to shy away from putting in the required study time on the theory lessons needed to be a successful cosmetologist, she tackles all of her classwork head-on. Always ready to lend a hand, her caring attitude and willingness to help out both her fellow classmates and teacher exemplify what it means to be a true team player. Dharma’s future plans include attending both cosmetology school and/or UMPI to study psychology. Congratulations Dharma!!
Farm Mechanics student of the quarter is a deserving young man, he 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, mechanics, welding, fabrication, and electrical, just to name a few. He is a second year student that I can count on when we have live work projects or 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 Alex Sweetser, good luck in all your future endeavors.
Sydney Chavez is the recipient of student of the quarter for Quarter 2 in Business. This is Sydney’s second year with us, and she is continuing her business education with Principles of Accounting, Business Math, Intro to Computer Applications and Introduction to PC- all with dual credit from NMCC. Sydney travels from Washburn daily and has made many friends here at Presque Isle through her charismatic and action-taking personality. Sydney is the type of student who sees a problem and seeks to solve it, either on her own or asking help from the people she knows can be of assistance. She will often work hard to complete assignments early, only to take her free time and work with her peers to tutor and support. She is active in her school as the team manager for soccer, basketball, cross-country, softball and track and field and she is the yearbook editor. Her strong leadership skills that she showcases in the classroom also shine through in her sending school where she is Class President and the President of the National Honor Society. Her involvement in extracurricular activities does not slow her down. She continues to excel in both her traditional classes and business courses. Sydney has a focus and determination that many people won’t see until much later in their lives at the young age of 17. She plans to go to Northern Maine Community College for Business Administration and then she plans to continue her education at that point. We are so fortunate to have students like Sydney that make being at school fun and enjoyable every day! Thank you Sydney and Congratulations!!