Evan Pelkey ’13 of Orrington won the gold medal at the Skills USA Maine Championship competition on Friday, March 15, 2013. The SkillsUSA Maine Championship is the state-level competition for high school and college students enrolled in trade, technical, and skilled service instructional programs including allied health occupations.
More than 500 students from 21 technical schools and 4 colleges competed in 64 different trade and leadership contests. Evan participated in the “Job Skills Open” category with a presentation on ethanol’s effects on carburetors. As the gold medalist from this event, Evan has the opportunity to represent the state of Maine at the National Championships in Kansas City.