SCRTC Inducts 17 to National Technical Honor Society

 

Jayna Smith
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At a ceremony held last week at Calais High School, 17 students from St. Croix Regional Technical Center (SCRTC) were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).  

NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.

Stan Sluzenski, director of SCRTC, which serves students from Calais, Woodland, and Shead High Schools, welcomed the students, families, and staff in attendance.  

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Maine Visitor Centers Host Statewide Food Drive for Ukraine through this Friday

 

Jayna Smith
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All seven of Maine’s Visitor Information Centers, along with the administration office in Hallowell, have come together to help gather food donations for Ukraine.  
According to Vicki Farrell, manager at the Maine Visitor Information Center in Calais, the collection began on March 21 and will end this Friday, April 1.  

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Changing of the Guard

 

Spring is in the air, as indicative of the tire snowmen-turned Easter bunnies at O’Brien’s Quality Autocare on Main Street.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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CHS Drama Students Earn Top Honors

 

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Two members–Tristan Seavey and Cassidy Carr–of Calais High School’s drama program, The Calais Callbacks, recently received top honors at the state festival, earning the recognition of All Festival Cast.  

Both Seavey and Carr, seniors at CHS, have been members of the drama program since middle school.  The two were among the few chosen for the recognition due to their strong acting skills displayed at the festival.  

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SkillsUSA Maine Medalists

 

St. Croix Regional Technical Center students competed against other students from around the state in the State Conference in Bangor on March 18.
Earning medals were Cassidy Carr, silver in Prepared Speech, and Danielle White, bronze in Extemporaneous Speech.

Other students competing Joseph Jennings, Culinary Arts; Justin Carney, Job Interview; Katie Bitar, Job Skill Demonstration; Brady Cronister, Welding; Ti Bennett and Cole Dunphy, Welding Sculpture; and Cadence Baskerville, Alexis Donahue, and Lexi Doten, Health Knowledge Bowl.

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First National Bank Donates to Local Food Pantries

 

First National Bank recently announced that it has made donations totaling $17,500 to twenty-nine food pantries in the bank’s market area. “First National Bank is grateful for the critical services that our food pantries provide to our neighbors in need,” remarked Tony C. McKim, President and CEO. “As a Maine community bank, it is our goal to respond to the needs of these vital organizations that serve and help families put food on the table.”  

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Calais Businesses Welcome Back Canadians as Travel Restrictions Ease

Jayna Smith
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Calais got a long-awaited economic boost last weekend, thanks to more lenient rules at the border.

Just a few weeks prior, Canada had scrapped its PCR testing requirements, making rapid antigen tests within 24 hours of crossing acceptable.  Finding a testing site, however, proved difficult for most.  

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Calais High School Students Pitch in to Help Visitor Center with ‘From Maine to Ukraine’ Project

Jayna Smith
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When additional resources or manpower are needed to complete a project, Calais High School’s student organizations often come to mind.  Such was the case recently when Vicki Farrell, manager at the Maine Visitor Information Center in Calais, asked for assistance with the food drive for those in Ukraine.

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Coast Guard Makes St. Croix River Rescue

 

On Saturday morning, April 2, the U.S. Coast Guard station in Eastport received a report from Washington County Regional Communications Center of a person who had fallen from their boat into the St. Croix River.

The call came in around 10 a.m. and the incident occurred near St. Croix Island.

The person who had fallen into the river was not wearing a life jacket.  

USCG responded and found the person severely hypothermic and holding on to the swamped paddle boat.

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Addressing End of Life Hospice Care CNA Program at St. Croix Regional Technical Center

 

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