NCCC SkillsUSA Chapter Competes in State Competition
By Allison Gray
Wednesday, April 4th and 5th, SkillsUSA students from North Country Career Center competed in the Vermont state competition. Students competed in the Nursing Assistant, Health Knowledge Bowl, Medical Math, Medical Terminology, and Welding categories. Health Sciences competitors showed their knowledge in personal care, routine tasks, basic anatomy, ethics, teamwork,and math concepts used in medical fields, to name a few examples. The Welding competitors showed their skills of welding procedure, using weld measuring gauges, and other various aspects of welding.
The NCCC SkillsUSA Chapters students received several medals for their knowledge in these fields. Melodee Martin (Medical Terminology) and Brianna Crouch (Medical Math) received bronze medals. Hailey Andrews (Nursing Assistant), Trevor Turgeon (Welding), Emily Perkins, Ashley Martin, Chelsea Daigle, and Victoria Davis (Health Knowledge Bowl) won silver medals. Chantal Therrien (Nurse Assistant) and Eli Roberts (Welding) won gold medals and will be flying to Louisville, Kentucky from June 25th to June 29th to compete in Nurse Assistant and Welding categories to represent the state of Vermont.
This is the Welding students’ first year of competing in the state competition. The Welding teacher for the Career Center, Ben Wells, helped prepare them will be accompanying Eli Roberts to Kentucky in June. “I wouldn’t miss it,” he states. He plans to continue doing the SkillsUSA competition with his students and is currently helping Eli prepare for the National competition in June. Chantal described the experience as, “A lot of stress, but it was fun and worth it on so many levels.”
(Top row): Brianna Crouch, Victoria Davis, Emily Perkins, Chelsea Daigle, Ashley Martin, Melodee Martin
(Bottom Row): Hailey Andrews, Chantal Therrien, Eli Roberts, Trevor Turgeon
Student Perspectives on Career and Technical Education
Check out this wonderful video from 2 years ago of NCCC students and their perspectives on Career and Technical Education (CTE).
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North Country Union High School FBLA Blood Drive Success
Newport, Vermont – February 19th, 2018 - North Country’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter hosted their first blood drive through the Red Cross. Over 50 people attended the closed drive. Our goal for the drive was to donate 30 pints of blood, we finished the day with 34 usable pints donated. We also had two power red donations. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component; therefore, these donations help more patients.
North Country FBLA would like to thank all of the students and staff who donated. Donating blood helps save lives and we couldn’t have done it without your participation.
Junior, Kevin Coderre donates blood at the FBLA Blood Drive.
FBLA Members (left to right) Olivia Clogston, Kennedy Rolfe, Sam Goulet, Emily Pickett, and Abby Leigh getting ready to volunteer at the drive.
Senior, Libby Chitambar donates blood at the FBLA Blood Drive.