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Local student earns SkillsUSA recognition

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — A career and technical student in Maine won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., June 21-22, 2017.

Kiara Ouellette of Eagle Lake, a student at the St. John Valley Tech Center in Frenchville, earned a Skill Point Certificate in Health Occupations Professional Portfolio.

More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. Participants demonstrated technical, workplace and personal skills in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. More than 1,700 industry judges and technical committee members participated this year.

Skill Point Certificates were awarded in 72 occupational and leadership areas to students at the championship event, held annually for students in middle school, high school or college/post-secondary programs as part of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

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