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UTC scores Gold and Silver Medals at the national competitions held this past June in Kansas City, MO.
Congratulations to Tyler Nadeau, Brewer High School, for his Gold Medal in First Aid/CPR. Tyler attended the Public Safety Program at UTC. Tyler had several competencies and a written exam to complete. Each task has a structured rating. Ritchie Palmer is the instructor. Special appreciation also goes to Don Wade who spent extra hours assisting with training Tyler. The following information is from the National Scope Requirements:
First Aid/CPR Knowledge Performance: There were two written knowledge tests - one for the American Heart Association and one for the American Red Cross manuals. Maximum points for the written knowledge test will be 10 percent of the total score.
First Aid/CPR Skill Performance: All skills demonstrated were based on nationally accepted standards as identified by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety Council and American Safety Health Institute.
First Aid/CPR Contest guidelines: Contestants demonstrated their ability to perform procedures or take appropriate action based on scenarios presented related to those listed in the Standards and Competencies.
Congratulations also to Matt Collamore, Hampden Academy and Kirby Kelly, Orono High School, for their silver medal teamwork win in 3D Animation and Visualization. The event was approximately 7 hours in length with opportunity to debrief with well known animators in the field. The following information is from the National Scope Requirements:
3D Animation Knowledge Performance: The contest includes a written exam assessing technical knowledge, production skills and creative/artistic abilities.
3D Animation Skill Performance: 3D Animation Guidelines: Several pages of guidelines are listed in the technical competition requirements. Teams were provided with an animated advertising scenario. A new candy was about to enter the "green" market. The marketing strageties including the container, backgrounds, candy shape, colors and enticement to purchase the product was a part of the explanation. Observations by judges included: team work, efficiency, time frame deadlines including necessary ethics for completion were considered.
The contest is a two-person event assessing the ability of the team to produce high quality images and an animated short subject using 3D computerized images. A practical visual design problem will be given, the scope of which should be viable within the seven-hour practical competition period. The problem will consist of a topic to communicate, its context and target audience, a rough script to follow, and an emotion or graphical effect that should be illuminated in the still and animated output.
Maine State Gold Medalists from UTC attended SkillsUSA in Kansas City, MO.
Maegan Carle Nursing Assisting/C.N.A - Hermon High School - 15th
Ivan Flanzala Prepared Speech - Home School - 7th
True Hesseltine Diesel Equipment - Brewer High School - 7th
Karianne Rogerson Action Skills - Hampden Academy - 7th
Kendra Wilder Customer Service - Old Town High School - 6th
UTC is extremely proud of all the competitors who attended the SkillsUSA National Competitions. The following listing of students who participated are considered in the upper 2% throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It is an event that will be remembered by everyone for an entire lifetime.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills and are rewarded with millions of dollars in scholarships and tools donated by industry sponsors. At the national level, in Kansas City, over 5,000 students compete in 87 occupational and leadership skills areas. Here at the state level, on March 14th over 680 students from all over the state of Maine competed in 57 contests held here at UTC, as well as Eastern Maine Community College and Job Corps. Forty-eight UTC students competed and won a total of 18 medals in the state competition. Mr. Wayne Jackson is the school advisor for SkillsUSA.