HCTC Brings Home 14 Medals from SkillsUSA Competition

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Technical Center students came home with 14 medals after attending a statewide skills and leadership competition in Bangor March 12 and 13.

Thirty-seven students attended the SkillsUSA Leadership and Championship Convention. Awards for each medalist ranged from $2,000 to $5,000. There were 600 competitors overall.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. For more information, go to www.skillsmaine.org or www.skillsusa.org.

HCTC medal winners at SkillsUSA Leadership and Championship Convention were:


Andrew Joyce: Television Video Production

Matthew Fickett: Television Video Production

Theresa Rainey: Job Skill Demonstration

Katelyn Eaton: Job Skill Demonstration

Kayla Blanchard: State Officer – President

Elizabeth Emerson: State Officer – Vice President

Clarissa Westleigh: State Officer – Secretary

Nathan Tracy: Video Product Development

Dylan Howard: Video Product Development


Harold Littlefield: Power Equipment Technology

Daniel Dodge: TechPrep Showcase

Kody Carlisle: TechPrep Showcase

William Shepherd: TechPrep Showcase

Jason Levandoski: Computer Maintenance Technology

Nicole Ouellette

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