Forty-eight Mid-Maine Technical Center students competed in 29 competitions at the SkillsUSA Championships on March 2 and 3 hosted by Eastern Maine Community College and United Technology Center in Bangor.

Lily Bohner from Waterville Senior High School was selected to sing the National Anthem at the opening ceremonies.

State gold medalists were: Benjamin Bard, of Messalonskee High School, cabinetmaking; Matrim Glazier, Waterville Senior High School, related technical math; and Logan Poissonnier, Messalonskee High School, carpentry knowledge test.

State silver medalists: Christopher Audet and Dustin Hart, both from Lawrence High School, mobile robotics technology; Adam Fernald, Lawrence High School, cabinetmaking; Sierra Kaherl, Messalonskee High School, nurse assisting; and Brody McKenzie, Lawrence High School, electrical construction wiring.

State bronze medalists: Hunter Alexander, Messalonskee High School, CNC technician; Damon Beck, Waterville Senior High School, and Benjamin O’Connor, Winslow High School, wedding cake decorating; Catie Collier, Messalonskee High School, and Demeka Roderick, Winslow High School, television (video) production; Hunter Guptill, Messalonskee High School, job skills demonstration; Seth Lane, Lawrence High School, automotive tool identification; Devin Palow, Winslow High School, medical math; and Nicholas Poulin, Lawrence High School, collision repair technology.

The SkillsUSA Championships is sponsored annually by the Maine Chapter of SkillsUSA. The gold medal winners will represent Maine in the National SkillsUSA Championships set for June 19-23, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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