JMG Competes in Career Development Conference
By Cassidy Ramsdell
JMG juniors and seniors went to Thomas College in Waterville Maine on Tuesday, March 27 for the annual Career Development Conference (CDC). Overall, there were 56 schools from all over Washington County that came together to experience the importance of first impressions, college and work opportunities, and much much more. All of the WA JMG students that participated in CDC agree that this trip was a fun way to compete with other schools, to see the diversity within others, the teamwork and the learning of many life skills.
Washington Academy won three 1st place trophies, one 2nd place trophy, and one 3rd place trophy. The 1st place "Pitch it" trophy was won by Cassidy Ramsdell, Tyler Matthews, and Darian Preston. The 1st place "Online Applications" trophy was won by Darian Preston, Dillon Preston, and Jude Zanoni. The 1st place "Communications" trophy was won by Alexis Tibbetts and Ayden Lamaroux. The 2nd place "Marketplace" trophy was won by Dillon Preston and Austin Johnson who presented it on the behalf of all JMG students who worked on it. And finally, the 3rd place "College Admissions" trophy was won by Devyn Seeley.
Above: (L-R) Seniors Cassidy Ramsdell, Tyler Matthews, and Darian Preston pose with first place Pitch It Trophy
Above: (Front L-R) Senior Tyler Matthews, Junior Devyn Seeley, Junior Ayden Lamaroux and Senior Alexis Tibbetts (Back L-R) Junior Skylah Leighton, Senior Alex Sprague - Scrivano, Senior Kodie Priest, Senior Cassidy Ramsdell, Senior Darian Preston and Senior Wayne Norton (not pictured) JMG Teacher Mrs. Lenfestey, Senior Dillon Preston and Juniors Austin Johnson and Jude Zanoni
On Saturday, March 24 JMG students hosted a Washington Academy Cupcake War fundraiser. The event was open to the public and even included a youth category judged on decoration only. A $5 fee was charged for guests that wanted to participate in the taste test and popular vote. Entrants were also evaluated by three judges and scored in categories that represented taste, creativity, and appearance. Sophomore Karli Williams won the competition for her Hot Chocolate Spiced Cupcakes and Sophomore Ryan Conley received second place for his Ryan's Cupcakes. Delaney Terrill won the youth category for her cupcake decorated with gummy bunnies. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Shaw's House in Bangor. JMG would like to thank Hannaford Bros. for supplying all of the paper products for the event.
Above: (L-R) 1st Place Hot Chocolate Spiced Cupcakes
Above: (L-R) Sophomores, Ryan Conley 2nd place finisher and Karli Williams 1st Place finisher
Above: (L-R) Delaney Terrill's first place cupcake in the youth category