Technical Honor Society inductees donate to Homeless Coalition

May 15, 2017
From left, MCST students Jenna Taylor, Shyanne Waterman, Samantha Leighton, Olivia Staples, Zackary Robinson, Claudia Perez, Drew Rhodes, Elise Laslavic, Kelsie Merrill, Micah Morin, Alivia Hallett and Nicholas Johnson present a check to Knox County Homeless Coalition Director of Development Becca Gildred.

Rockland — Ten students from Mid-Coast School of Technology were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony on campus May 4 which included two second-year inductees.

Each of the students was recognized for their knowledge as well as their skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership — the seven attributes of the honor society. Students represented Camden Hills Regional High School, Oceanside High School, North Haven Community School and homeschoolers and were participants in the CNA, Medical Science, Baking and Pastry, Design Tech, Diesel Engine Tech Cooperative Education and Welding programs at the school.

As part of the process to become members of the National Technical Honor Society, students are expected to participate in a community service initiative. The students at Mid-Coast School of Technology this year chose to support the Knox County Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House with their fundraiser. Becca Gildred, director of development for the Homeless Coalition, said the students at MCST over the last couple of years have also helped the nonprofit with in-kind labor to repair cars, which has been a huge help, as reliable transportation is one of the biggest barriers to rural independence.

After a candle-lighting ceremony and glowing remarks about the qualities of each student, the inductees presented Knox County Homeless Coalition with a check for $200.

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