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By: Kim Savage

In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we have awarded a $1500 scholarship to a very impressive student, Emillie Urban, who plans to use the money to pursue an Associate’s Degree in the Precision Machining Program at Central Maine Community College (CMCC).

The award was presented to Emillie upon her graduation from Dirigo High School in Dixfield, Maine, and Metals Trade Program Region 9. She plans to use the money to buy calipers, among other precision tools of the trade.

Emillie is an absolute delight and mature beyond her years, and we couldn’t be happier awarding her with this scholarship. This is a young lady who fixed a Vintage 1 speed beach cruiser bike for fun this summer.

This fall at CMCC, she’s looking forward to working with CAD programs and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines, where computers control machine tools, such as lathes, mills, routers, and grinders.

In the selection process, a committee of employees was set-up to evaluate student applicants from four regional high schools who demonstrated an interest in pursuing a machining and/or welding program.

In our efforts to support vocational education in a specialized trade, we hope to make the scholarship an annual event. We want to thank all those who applied, and all who participated on the selection committee. And we wish Emillie the best of luck in what we hope will be a very fulfilling career.



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