AUGUSTA — Capital Area Technical Center has announced its May Students of the Month.

Jasmine Bacon is a senior from Cony High School who is enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. She feels that the program has helped push forward her education. She has always known she wanted to pursue her passion for helping others and this program has pointed her in the direction of nursing as a career. Recently, Bacon passed the State of Maine Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Her instructor, Deborah Belanger-Warnke said, “Jasmine has not only proved her abilities academically, she has also demonstrated outstanding caring attributes and keen clinical acumen when working with residents.” When she is not in school, Bacon can be found working at her aunt’s daycare with infants and toddlers. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Southern Maine and major in nursing.

Bradley Phillis is a senior from Gardiner Area High School who is enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program. He has always been around his family’s automotive business. But, he feels this program has greatly furthered his knowledge about cars. This year, Phillis obtained his ASE certification in Brakes. His instructor, Joe Rabideau said, “Brad is an excellent student and conducts himself with great professionalism. I predict he will be sought after in the automotive field.” When he is not in class, he plays lacrosse and works at the Gardiner Boys & Girls Club. In the fall, Phillis plans to attend Central Maine Community College and Student Automotive Technology in the Ford Asset Program.

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