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Tri-County Technical Center and Foxcroft Academy educators fly with Maine Army National Guard

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BANGOR — Fifteen Maine school staff members had the opportunity to take to the skies Nov. 14 in a UH-60 Blackhawk as part of an educator lift hosted by the Maine Army National Guard. Educators from the Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter and Foxcroft Academy were among the participants.

The intent of the educator lift is to enhance relationships with local school departments and provide an opportunity for teachers, counselors and administrators to learn more about the kinds of programs the Army National Guard can offer students while they are still in school, as well as the career options that are available.

“It was absolutely awesome,” said Kathy Richards, a Jobs for Maine Graduates instructor from Foxcroft Academy whose father was a national guardsman. “It gives me a story to take back and tell my students.”

“I’m a guidance counselor so I work with a lot of kids that are interested in military service of all kinds,” said Bangor High’s Adam Leach. “I’ve enjoyed working with Sgt. 1st Class Patterson and everyone that comes in and talks about what you do.”

Other participating schools were the United Technologies Center, Cony, Carrabec, Lawrence, Medomak Valley and Belfast high schools and the University of Maine.

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