WATERVILLE — A video featured on the center screen in the hallway of Mid-Maine Technical Center has just been selected for inclusion in a national broadcast on Saturday, Oct. 14, featuring American Graduate Champions, people and organizations who are making a difference in the lives of young people around the country, according to a news release from Dave Boardman, mass media communications instructor at the center.

This video was produced by mass media communications students Sydney Orcutt from Messalonskee High School, and Brayden Paine, an Messalonskee graduate now at South Maine Community College, and is airing on Maine Public Television through the month of October.

The video highlights the internship program developed between Central Maine Auto Group and Mid-Maine Technical Center, highlighting CMAG owner Chris Gaunce as an American Graduate Champion. Orcutt is a video production intern at Central Maine Auto Group, and Paine just completed a year-long internship this summer, according to the release.

Also featured are Tyler Pooler and Hannah Whitaker, both MMTC alumni, who took on internships while in the Automotive Technology Program, as well as MMTC Director Peter Hallen.

To watch their work, visit https://vimeo.com/233890769. To find information about American Graduate Day, visit www.americangraduate.org/champions/american-graduate-day/

The full broadcast of American Graduate Day starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 14.

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