Skills USA Spaghetti Supper

Members of the SCRTC Skills USA team held their annual spaghetti dinner on Wednesday. They hold the dinner and Chinese Auction to help fund their trip to the state competition in March. Pictured are Kelsey LaCoote, Adida Edwards, Kenan Markovich, Alan Oliver, Chase Lord, Luke McDonald and Dylan Carrier. Front (l-r) Mackenzie Bennett and Devon Carrier. Missing from picture: Kale Sapiel. (Photo assistance from Connor Grass)

By Kaileigh Deacon

For the last sixteen years, the Skills USA team at St. Croix Regional Technical Center has hosted a spaghetti supper at the Calais High School. The dinner is more than just a fundraiser, the meal helps the students work toward their goals. 

Each year the Skills USA team go to a State competition where they get the opportunity to showcase the knowledge and hands-on skills they have learned in their SCRTC programs over the course of the year. Each program at SCRTC provides students with practical skills from automotive to culinary to CNA, and the competition in Bangor allows them to show those skills in practical settings. 

The students competing in Skills USA will attend the competition on March 7 and 8. With the funds raised at the spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction and other fundraisers, the students will go to Bangor to compete. For students that medal well in the competition, they have the opportunity to go on to the National Competition later in the year. 

SCRTC has students from Calais, Woodland and Shead High Schools all of whom have gone on to excel, not only in the competitions but in their career.  

 

“The community businesses have been very generous in their donations for the Chinese auction, the support has been great,” Ann Skrilletz said. “We have a great group of students and we hope to bring home a lot of medals.”