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Honoring The Aroostook Farm Of Presque Isle, Maine July 22, 2014
Michael Michaud, D-ME
"Since 1914, the Aroostook Farm has served as a center for agricultural research and development, not only for Presque Isle, but for the entire state of Maine. As part of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, the Aroostook Farm works in tandem with the University of Maine as a prominent research and development facility for the Maine potato industry, a staple crop in the state’s agriculture. In more recent years, the Aroostook Farm has expanded their existing research to work toward developing sustainable agricultural practices."
Honoring The 50Th Anniversary Of The Job Corps Program July 16, 2014
Michael Michaud, D-ME
"The U.S. Department of Labor began developing a Job Corps Center in Limestone, Maine, on the former Strategic Air Command’s Loring Air Force Base in 1994. The first students to arrive at Loring in January of 1997 transferred there in order to major in the University of Maine‘s Outdoor Recreation Associates Degree Program. Since it was first established, Loring has offered an excellent opportunity for students to obtain their GED, receive vocational and technical training, and utilize on-the-job training to find permanent employment—all at no cost."
Honoring The Winners Of Maine’S National History Day Competition June 10, 2014
Michael Michaud, D-ME
"Maine’s National History Day program is a partnership between the University of Maine and the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation that promotes the study of history in schools. This year, the students were tasked with pursuing projects centered on the theme of “Rights & Responsibilities in History.” Among those eligible to represent Maine at the national competition are 30 students from across Maine’s Second Congressional District."
Aroostook Aspirations Initiative May 6, 2014
Susan Collins, R-ME
"Cognizant of the needs of students and indebted to a community that enabled their own success, the Gauvins have designed a multifaceted program aimed not only at educating but also empowering students in Aroostook County. Through AAI, they have established a scholarship fund, launched by their own generous donation, for high school students seeking postsecondary education. These scholarships target economically disadvantaged and first-generation college students throughout the county. AAI collaborates with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and at Fort Kent, the Northern Maine Community College, Husson University, area businesses and entrepreneurs to offer seminars to guide students throughout their postsecondary education. Students can also team up with Aroostook County employers through a cooperative internship program that gives them practical experience in careers they would like to pursue. These internships help lay the foundation for invaluable relationships with professional mentors."
Celebrating The 100Th Birthday Of Thelda Dobbins April 7, 2014
Michael Michaud, D-ME
"Thelda Kirschner Dobbins was born on April 26, 1914 in Lisbon Falls, Maine. She graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1930 at the age of 16 and went on to receive a teaching degree from Farmington State Normal School, now known as the University of Maine at Farmington, as a member of the Class of 1932. Thelda went on to teach grade school in Durham, Maine for three years, making $12 a week during the Great Depression."

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