The St. Croix Regional Technical Center has a new student project to show off as a result of hard work from 3+ of its students. A solar powered bicycle has recently been unveiled on the school campus. This project utilized the talents of students from the Computer Electronics, Welding, and Building Trades programs, as well as the Technology Education class at CHS. The construction of the bike began with the welding of solar panels onto the bicycle by Zach Goodwin from the Welding program. Several Building Trades students assisted by building a wood platform to raise the bike for construction. After the solar panels were welded on, Computer Electronics students Kale Sapiel and Dylan Korsadowicz setup the electronics that allow the solar energy to make the bicycle run. Fellow student Shane DelMonaco assisted with research for the electronics construction. Dylan Korsadowicz is currently constructing a dashboard for the bike in Brian Duffy’s Technology Education class at CHS. The bicycle is completely solar powered and charges while parked in the sun. Because of this form of power, it is very environmentally friendly. This project has been under development all school year, and has had a huge amount of support from the Superintendent and school administrators. (Pictured from left to right: Shane DelMonaco, Dylan Korsadowicz, and Kale Sapiel.)
This morning Kati Grass’ business class hosted a lemonade stand in their classroom at CHS. Several different students made several different batches of lemonade and sold them along with snacks. Students at CHS were able to purchase the goods with tickets they were given. This project was a great way for students to learn about entrepreneurship and selling consumer goods. (Pictured left is the crowd that gathered in Ms. Grass’ class to buy lemonade.)
On Thursday, St. Croix Regional Technical Center held their annual end of year barbecue and awards. All students and staff at the technical center were invited. Several school groups were recognized and individuals awarded at the event. In addition, three gift baskets with themed items were given away by drawing. The winners were Leah Calder, Addison Coty, and Jayda Pellerin.
CNA student and CHS senior Jayda Pellerin recently received the SCRTC Student of the Year Award for the 2017-18 school year. Jayda has excelled in her CNA education and served as the President of Skills USA for this year. Congratulations to Jayda! (Pictured left is Jayda with CNA instructor Ann Skriletz)
On Saturday, May 12, the St. Croix Regional Technical Center will hold the annual Color Run. The Color Run benefits Calais, Woodland, and Shead students attending Washington County Community College. The run will take place at the WCCC/CMHS campuses. Registration begins at 9:30AM and the race starts at 10AM. For more information call the CMHS main office at (207) 454-2591. Download this form to register for the Color Run: Color Run Registration
In 2012, two SCRTC students Kelli Bailey and Quinn Sluzenski made a promotional video for the Totally Trades Conference. The video was about Makayla Cobb, an SCRTC student from Woodland High School who got her AWS Welding certification and truck driving license in 2 years at SCRTC. This video has been revived to not only promote Totally Trades, but to also serve as a piece of propaganda for the possibility of reviving the Truck Driving program at SCRTC. The full video can be viewed here or on the SCRTC website homepage.
Last week the SCRTC Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class visited the University of Maine Nursing Program. Students were able to see the classrooms and meet with the Professors from that program. Trips like this one give SCRTC students more real world experience with their trades and show them the various opportunities they can explore after finishing their secondary education.