17-18 Quarter 1 Students of the Quarter
17-18 Quarter 1 Students of the Quarter


Automotive Collision

Corey Fowler

Windham High School

Corey is a second-year student who has a great attitude and is always willing to set aside his work and help out new students when needed. He has great attendance and maintains high grades.


Automotive Technology I

Emanuel (Manny) Diggs

Wells High School

Manny is only a sophomore but has been working on mechanical things with his uncles since he was 9 years old. He has been repairing small engines for years now and it shows with his advanced skill set in the shop this quarter. Manny is the type of student who is always willing to help others. He was the top scoring student on an electricity pre test this year. Last years top student won a $5000 scholarship to a college of his choice so we have high expectations for him in the future.


Automotive Technology II

Noah Parks

Falmouth High School

Noah has hit the ground running this year. Noah has perfect attendance so far this year, and has been showing growth from last year to this year. Noah has been staying busy in the shop completing all of the tasks that have been given to him so far. Keep up the good work Noah!



Nolan Connolly

Portland High School

Nolan is a first year student who is off to a running start. He has already finished his first quarter projects, started drafting and designing a toolbox he is going to build, and has been helping the second year students on the house construction. Nolan shows up about 30 minutes early every day eager to start work. He has the work ethic that every employer begs for.



Ty Jordan

Deering High School

Ty works at JP’s Bistro, a restaurant on Woodford Ave. He brings a quiet confidence to the classroom and is eager to further build his skills. He has already helped with a job we did outside of school. 


Commercial Art

Harley Nimblett

GNG High School

Harley is a talented and hardworking artist/student who wants to pursue a career in art.



Rosa Lesperance

Portland High School

This is Rosa’s third year in the dance program at PATHS. Rosa excels in all aspects of dance; she has achieved a high level of technical ability and has grown into a strong and expressive performer. Along with her excellent technical abilities, Rosa is a natural leader, collaborator, and friend to all her peers.


Early Childhood Occupations

Estella Nyapir

Portland High School

Estella is a third year student who comes to school with a positive attitude every day and is always willing to help in any way. The children love her playful spirit. Estella completed an internship last year at Youth and Family Outreach, a childcare program in Portland. They liked her so much that they hired her! She worked there all summer and now works after school, helping out in different classrooms.


Food Service

Michael Bedard

Westbrook High School

Michael is a second year student who has been working on his leadership skills.  He has done a great job focusing on his work and getting the job done.


Health Science

Ashley Gifford

Westbrook High School

Ashley has a great attitude and a strong work ethic. She recently volunteered to come to class to help out on a Friday when she had no school that day. Ashley is always there to help out her classmates and has proven herself a strong leader in the class. 


Landscapes & Gardens

Emma Scholz

Portland High School

Emma is a dedicated student who will be studying Sustainable Agriculture at Unity College. She is a kind and gentle leader who often reaches out and helps other students. 



Austin Gisel


Austin’s father operates a small machine shop in Lewiston, and Austin is learning Manufacturing skills both at PATHS and in his father’s shop.  Austin is in his second year in Manufacturing Technology at PATHS, and will Dual Enroll at SMCC in Precision Manufacturing this school year, earning four college credits through PATHS.   Austin is currently learning CAD (computer aided design) and CNC (computer numerical control) programming, and safe operation of CNC machinery.  Austin is always engaged and learning in the classroom and shop, is always willing to lend a helping hand. 



Nicholas Leong

Portland High School

Nick has been a great example to his fellow students acting as mentor and in supervisory roles. His attendance and attitude for school and the trades has been outstanding. Nick has been a student with Sail Maine and is currently a licensed student lobsterman who at this time has his lobster boat in the shop. He has torn down the inboard motor for a top end rebuild and also plans to complete composite repairs.



Tumaini Kasongo

Deering High School

Tumaini is in her second year and is very driven to become a mason. She is looking at attending the Maine School of Masonry after she graduates. She is a very hard worker in the lab and is an inspiration to her peers.



Max Calkins

South Portland High School


New Media

Hunter Jensen

Greely High School

Hunter is a second year student and has shown leadership qualities and a level of responsibility far ahead of where he was last year at this time. He is constantly monitoring what equipment needs to be set-up for demonstrations, for project work and then leads the tearing down of the equipment and putting it back where it belongs.


Plumbing & Heating

Brandon Smith

Windham High School

Brandon is a complete student who is serious and dedicated to learning all he can at PATHS and transferring his knowledge to a productive career.  He is definitely a leader in class and shop.  He will spend extra time on his projects to make sure they are superior.  We expect he will be an excellent technician!



Hunter Ward

Bonny Eagle High School

Hunter is a first year student who has shown great interest in welding and good skills during the first quarter.  He is excelling in his performance tests. 



Garrison Wickerd

Casco Bay High School

Garrison and two of his classmates wrote and awarded a grant through Painting for a Purpose to make canoe paddles to auction off. He is also helping cut wood for furniture pieces for a LL Bean event.