LRVC brings home SkillsUSA medals

LRVC SKILLSUSA MEMBERS pose for a group shot after celebrating the seven members who won medals at this year’s Maine SkillsUSA Conference held in Bangor last week. Pictured above are:  (front row l-r) Megan Grey, Bailey McDaniel, Monica Martin, Kaitlin Bell, and Jade Fecteau; (middle row l-r) Sean Hedly, Jacob Morse, Tristi Palmer, Emily Burnham, Zoe Snow, Brandon George, Kaytlyn Terry, and Justin LeBlanc; and (back row l-r) Kyle Provencher, Brianna Pereault, Evan Sanborn, Steven Milton, Corey Soucy, Jared Jordon and Desirea Johnson.

LRVC SKILLSUSA MEMBERS pose for a group shot after celebrating the seven members who won medals at this year’s Maine SkillsUSA Conference held in Bangor last week. Pictured above are: (front row l-r) Megan Grey, Bailey McDaniel, Monica Martin, Kaitlin Bell, and Jade Fecteau; (middle row l-r) Sean Hedly, Jacob Morse, Tristi Palmer, Emily Burnham, Zoe Snow, Brandon George, Kaytlyn Terry, and Justin LeBlanc; and (back row l-r) Kyle Provencher, Brianna Pereault, Evan Sanborn, Steven Milton, Corey Soucy, Jared Jordon and Desirea Johnson.

LRVC SKILLSUSA COMPETITORS in Health Occupations show off the medals they recently won at the Maine SkillsUSA Conference held in Bangor last week. Bailey McDaniel (left) brought home the Gold Medal in Basic Health Care and Monica Martin won a Bronze Medal in the Nurse Assisting Competition (right).

LRVC SKILLSUSA COMPETITORS in Health Occupations show off the medals they recently won at the Maine SkillsUSA Conference held in Bangor last week. Bailey McDaniel (left) brought home the Gold Medal in Basic Health Care and Monica Martin won a Bronze Medal in the Nurse Assisting Competition (right).

Lake Region Vocational Center’s SkillsUSA members attended the Maine SkillsUSA Conference in Bangor March 5 and 6, and came home with medals once again. Students competed in their vocational areas or in leadership demonstrations. Of the 21 competitors, seven won their competitions.

A First Place-Gold Medal went to Bailey McDaniel, a Lake Region High School Junior enrolled in the LRVC Health Occupations Program, who competed in Basic Health Care. Bailey performed six clinical skills, demonstrated giving an infant bath, and represented herself well in a job interview.

Sean Hedley, LRHS senior and LRVC Culinary Arts student, won a Second Place-Silver Medal in Job Demonstration A. Sean demonstrated the process of making goat cheese using goat’s milk from a local farm.

Third Place-Bronze Medals were earned by several students, including Monica Martin, a Health Occupations student who attends LRHS. She competed in the Nurse Assisting Competition. Monica had a job interview, took a test on anatomy and completed six clinical skills.

Megan Gray, a Fryeburg Academy Sophomore enrolled in the LRVC Diversified Occupations Program, competed in Job Demonstration Open, where she demonstrated making yeast rolls. Megan mixed the ingredients, showed a sample of dough that had already risen, and weighed and formed the dough. She then served samples of the finished product.

LRVC Culinary Arts students Kaitlin Bell and Jade Fecteau, LRHS seniors, and Jacob Morse, a Fryeburg Academy senior, won a Bronze Medal for SkillsUSA Chapter Display. Their theme, “22 Years of SkillsUSA at Lake Region Vocational Center,” displayed pictures, newspaper articles, SkillsUSA Pins collected over the years, and many of the medals won by former members. They went through an interview and explained their accompanying notebook which detailed SkillsUSA at LRVC.

Jeanette Vanidestine, LRVC SkillsUSA Advisor commented, “Students work hard to raise money to go the two-day event, along with all the work that goes into preparing for the competitions. They and their advisors deserve a lot of recognition for their hard work.

Vanidestine said most LRVC teachers act as advisors and put in a lot of extra time preparing their students for these competitions. “The next step is to decide if any of our students will be competing at the national level at the SkillsUSA Conference being held in Louisville, Ky., in June."

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