Region 10 Technical High School medal winners celebrate their achievements at the foot of the Big Lumberjack statue at the Cross Center in Bangor. From left, Ricky Allen, Jasmen Libby, Dan Pratt and Alex Namer. (Contributed photo)

On March 8, 25 students from Region 10 Technical High School competed in technical skills and leadership challenges at the statewide annual Skills USA Competition. Held at Eastern Maine Community College and United Technologies Center in Bangor, the competition featured over 800 students from Maine’s 27 secondary Career and Technical Education schools, along with Maine community college students majoring in technical studies. 

Four Region 10 students had top three finishes and earned medals:: Dan Pratt (Automotive Refinishing) and Jasmen Libby (Automotive Collision Tool Identification) won second place silver medals, while Ricky Allen (Outdoor Equipment Technician) and Alex Namer (Firefighting) won third place bronze medals.  In addition to earning medals, Dan and Ricky were recognized with scholarships from Universal Technical Institute as well.  

 “Every year I see this event, I am more amazed by the motivation, skill, and excitement shown by so many of our technical students throughout the state in these competitions,” said Nancy Weed, Region 10’s superintendent/director. “Their professionalism interacting with employers and community members from all over Maine—it doesn’t get any better than this.”

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