November 2021 Professionals of the Month
Issac Hayden is a senior from Erskine Academy enrolled for the second year in the Electrical Technology program. He likes the atmosphere of the program saying, “it is like a big group of friends working together.” He has found the Electrical Code Book challenging, but glad he is learning to navigate it, as it is key to passing the test to become licensed as a Master Electrician. Isaac has found his knowledge and skills are in demand. He has fixed lights and switches at his house, as well as for relatives. His Electrical Technology program instructor, Mr. Mike Parent, says, “Isaac is an outstanding student academically and a leader in the classroom. He is my go to person for challenging projects or group work that requires leadership. He has earned the respect of his peers. His classmates often look to him as the standard to reach for. Isaac strives for continuous improvement and ways to challenge himself.” Isaac is looking forward to baseball season, and will spend time this winter snowmobiling. After graduation, Isaac is interested in pursuing a career as a commercial electrician, as well as being open to other opportunities in the electrical field that may come his way and interest him.
Annmarie Perry is a senior from Cony enrolled for the second year in the Law Enforcement program. Annmarie enjoys the variety of the Law Enforcement program. In a typical week, they have different instructors come in. They have a weekly Mechanics of Arrest, Restraint and Control (MARC) hands on lesson with two officers from the Augusta Police Department, Donald Whitten and Derek Daley. Once a week, Sergeant Erika Yackulic of the Maine Army National Guard conducts drill & ceremony training along with a physical training (PT) session. As a second year student, Annmarie goes on ride-alongs with members of the Augusta Police Department. She has enjoyed seeing what she has learned in class being carried out in the field. She has witnessed traffic stops and accompanied officers on a variety of low-risk calls. Her instructor, Mr. Peter Couture says, “Annmarie has established herself as a very dedicated, committed and dependable second year student who has taken Leadership, Teamwork and Motivation to a whole new level. Her perfect attendance adds to the pride she displays each and every day in the classroom as well as her continued interest and commitment to the Augusta Police Department ride-along program.” Annmarie spends time out of school working, hiking and volunteering. She has enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard and leave for basic training in June. She then plans to enroll in college with the goal of becoming a police officer in Maine.