Quarter 4 – Student of the Quarter 2020/2021
Chandler Lagasse is Building Trades student of the quarter. Chandler is a second-year student in the Building Trades program from Ashland High School. Chandler works well with all of his classmates and is a hard worker. He has a good attitude every day when he comes to class and is a joy to teach each day. Chandler won a bronze medal in cabinetmaking this year in SkillsUSA to go along with his silver medal in masonry from last year.
Mrs. Donahue is pleased to announce Janelle Doak as student of the quarter for Early Childhood. Janelle is a first-year student in Early Childhood and a senior at Presque Isle High School. She is always willing to go above and beyond to help those around her. This winter while we were learning remotely from home, she created a special care package for every ACAP student that included materials for them to make homemade ornaments with their families. In addition, Janelle conducted a virtual tour of Pine Street Elementary for the kindergarten students that will be going there next year. She is kind, organized, dedicated, and loves working with children. After high school, Janelle is going to the University of Maine at Presque Isle for Elementary Education.
Alexandra Cyr is a student in the AgriScience block this year. She is a joy to have in class. Alex works hard to complete assignments to the very best of her ability. It is such a wonderful trait to possess! She works hard and rarely misses school. Alex designed her science fair project around fertilizers and marigold growth and even participated in the Maine FFA State Convention with her project. She received praise and words of encouragement from the judges. Keep working hard Alex!
Because of his positive outlook and strong work ethic, it is no surprise that Joseph Bicknell has been selected as the Business Department’s Student of the Quarter for Quarter 4! Joe arrives to class each day with a great deal of background knowledge about the world around him, which helps him to make connections to the things we do on a daily basis. He is always eager to learn, shows great pride in his work, and is motivated to go above and beyond what his teachers ask him to do. Joe is quick to lend a helping hand around the classroom – whether it’s helping guide a classmate through an assignment he has already completed or watering Mrs. Nunez’s plants so they don’t die! J We have thoroughly enjoyed having Joe as a student, and hope that he has a great senior year. Congratulations, Joseph!
Mr. Espling is pleased to announce that Noah Rooney has been selected for both quarter 4 student of the quarter and overall Farm Mechanics student of the year. Noah has a great attitude and gets along with pretty much everyone. Incredibly, he has not missed one single day of shop class. His work ethic and reliability are to be praised and to be able to count on a student to show up daily so we can get through our curriculum, finish jobs, and projects in a timely manner are phenomenal!! Noah is a first-year student in the program and Mr. Espling can’t wait to see what he is going to accomplish next year! Noah is a terrific role model for other students. His hard work and the ability to take constructive criticism will allow him to prosper and have a successful future. Congratulations, Noah!
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Drafting & Engineering Technology student of the 4th Quarter is Howard Sargent. Howard is one of those students that just gets the work done and always done right while making it all look so easy. He is an absolute pleasure to have in class with his quite steady demeanor and sense of humor. Currently a Senior at Central Aroostook High School, Howard will be attending the University of Maine, College of Engineering majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology. During his two years with us, Howard has completed some remarkable projects including developing a 3D printed model of the magneto used in the 1903 Wright flyer and design documents for a steam turbine. In addition, Howard has completed MEE120 (Engineering Graphics) and CIE101 (Engineering Graphics for Civil Engineers) both of which are unique dual enrollment opportunities offered to our Drafting & Engineering Technology programs through the University of Maine College of Engineering. While we are saddened that Howard’s time with us is ending, we are proud of him and all his accomplishments and know beyond doubt that he will succeed and accomplish his goals.
Emily Collins has been selected as the cosmetology program’s student of the quarter for the 4th quarter. This is Emily’s second time receiving this award this school year, which speaks to her dedication and hard work while in the cosmetology program. Maintaining the highest personal standards for herself, Emily shows up for class early, never misses the opportunity to tackle classroom chores before any reminders are given, and always has her theory work turned in on time and done well. It’s clear in her practical assignments that Emily is a driven young woman, setting her personal bar high with each new skill she tackles. Emily’s attention to detail in her hair designs and further, her attention to maintaining the highest level of infection control with regard to her tools, further proves Emily is deserving of this award. Congratulations Emily Collins!