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TCTC State SkillsUSA medalists

    BANGOR — Thirty-three students from Tri-County Technical Center (TCTC) in Dexter competed in the State SkillsUSA competition held at United Technology Center, Eastern Maine Community College Rangeley Hall and Penobscot Job Corps on March 14-15. There were 17 medals won by the students participating.  The students attending TCTC come from Dexter Regional High School, Foxcroft Academy, Nokomis Regional High School in Newport, Penquis Valley High School, Piscataquis Community Secondary School and Greenville High School. Congratulations to the following students for a job well done and for representing TCTC so well:
    SkillsUSA Gold medal winners: Michaela Cole (NRHS) – Action Skills, Alaina Woodard (DRHS) – Basic Health Care, Katrina Nickerson (DRHS) – Crime Scene Investigation, Kayla Oldham (PCSS) – Crime Scene Investigation, Chelsea Baillageron (PCSS) – Crime Scene Investigation, Sierra Chapman (NRHS) – Job Interview, Taylor Lovely (NRHS) – Nurse Assisting, Logan Dow (NRHS) – Technical Computer Applications and Rachel Venable (PVHS/home) – T-Shirt Design.
    SkillsUSA Silver medal winners: Elizabeth Harding (NRHS) – Commercial Baking, Alex Morris (NRHS) – Criminal Justice, Alexis Fiandanca (NRHS) – Extemporaneous Speech, Emily Paige (NRHS) – Medical Terminology, Sarah Eastman (DRHS) – Job Demo A and Jayson Palmer-Wolford (NRHS) – Job Demo Open.

lo-stateskills-dcX-po-15Composite photo courtesy of TCTC

    STATE’S MOST SKILLED — TCTC’s medalists at the State SkillsUSA competition March 14-15 in Bangor are kneeling, from left, Michaela Cole, Ansalewit Laughton, Alaina Woodard, Rachel Venable and Elizabeth Harding. Seated, Emily Paige, Sarah Eastman, Taylor Lovley, Sierra Chapman and Kayla Oldham. Standing, Briana Worster, Alexis Fiandaca, Alex Morris, Katrina Nickerson, Logan Dow, Jayson Palmer-Wolford and Chelsea Baillargeon.

    SkillsUSA Bronze medal winners: Ansalewit Laughton (DRHS) – Promotional Bulletin Board and Briana Worster (PCSS) – Promotional Bulletin Board.
    SkillsUSA participants: Jessica Gangemi (NRHS) – Advertising Design, John Russell (DRHS) – Automotive Technology, Spencer Hartsgrove (NRHS) – Carpentry, Tiandra Welch (NRHS) – Computer Maintenance Technology, Nick Beauchesne (FA) – Criminal Justice, Brent Richardson (DRHS) – Culinary Arts, Hali Hardy (NRHS/home) – First Aid CPR, Heather Weatherbee (NRHS) – Health Occupations Professional Portfolio, Alyssa Hines (DRHS) – Medical Math, Alyssa Monk (NRHS) – Medical Math, Jacob Crocker (FA) – Precision Machining, Blaine Cooper (NRHS) – Precision Machining, Paige Maker (NRHS) – Prepared Speech, Monica Grant (NRHS) – Related Technical Math, Nikki DiPalma (GHS) – Restaurant Service and Brad Salisbury (NRHS) – State Pin Design.
    The Gold medal winners from State SkillsUSA will compete in the National SkillsUSA Conference the week of June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo. Congratulations to all participants who competed at State SkillsUSA. Best wishes to the gold medal winners competing in Kansas City. For more information on SkillsUSA, visit

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