Capital Area Technical Center has announced the recipients of the 2024 JB Builders Scholarships.

The scholarships were awarded to Luke Johnson and Bennett Ross, who have demonstrated passion, drive, and determination to build successful futures in their chosen careers, according to a news release from the center.

Luke Johnson Julie Frances Photography

Johnson, a senior at Cony High School in Augusta, is in his third year of the Plumbing and Heating Program at CATC. He has been involved in extracurricular activities, including playing on the Cony hockey and golf teams and being a member of the Cony Outing and Key Clubs. He is also part of the Maine Bass Fishing Association. Alongside his studies and sports, Johnson owns a lawn care business and volunteers at the Augusta Food Bank and the Manchester Country Riders’ Snowmobile Club.

This fall, he plans to further his education at Central Maine Community College, pursuing studies in plumbing and heating.

Bennett Ross Submitted photo

Ross, a senior at Winthrop High School, enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician program at CATC. He has been captain of both Winthrop’s ice hockey and lacrosse teams for two years and is a member of the school’s National Honor Society chapter. He is also engaged in a medical study club, further enriching his knowledge and skills in healthcare.

Ross plans to work as an EMT while attending Sacred Heart University to major in pre-med, with the ultimate goal of becoming a physician.

JB Builders is a company in the greater Kennebec community specializing in general contracting and finish carpentry.


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