Four students earn invite to National Conference in Atlanta

Twelve Waldo County tech students earn medals at Leadership and Skills Conference

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 3:15pm

Students at Waldo County Technical Center (WCTC) had the opportunity to demonstrate their skills against students from other career and technical centers throughout the state at the Maine Leadership and Skills Conference held March 16-17 in Bangor.

WCTC had 24 students compete, with 12 students earning medals in 10 different competitions.

Earning Bronze medals were: Madison Resh (Basic Health Care Skills) and Sara Jo Richeson (Medical Terminology), both from BAHS. 

Earning Silver medals were: Max Downer and Elijah Nelson (Interactive Application and Game Design) from the Ecology School, Jacob Day (Power Equipment Technology) from BAHS, and Sean Paige (Auto Refinishing Technology) who is homeschooled. 

Earning gold medals were: Griffin Curtis (Knowledge Test for Computer Maintenance Technology) from BAHS, Gideon Murphy (Knowledge Test for Power Equipment), Ian Cottrell (Team B-Mobile Robotics) from SDHS, Ben Richards (Related Technical Math) from MVHS, and Ethan Bryant (Job Skill Demo O, proper donning of fire gear), and Ronan Taylor (Team B-Mobile Robotics) who is homeschooled.

Four of the gold medalists have the opportunity to go on to the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in June.

“SkillsUSA advisor and Electrical Trades instructor Dan Schaeffer will be accompanying students on this trip and would like to remind the Waldo County community that we can support this program and help fund the trip to Atlanta with donations to SkillsUSA,” said WCTC, in a news release.

Anyone interested in getting more information about how to donate or to learn more about Career and Technical Education should contact Waldo County Technical Center at (207)342-5231. 

To find out more about SkillsUSA, visit their website: www.