WELDING STUDENTS HOLDS SUCCESSFUL ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT -- During the weekend of Jan. 24-25, students in the Welding Class at North Country Career Center held a successful ice fishing tournament on local lakes to benefit three local charities: Green Mountain United Way (GMUW); the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Milfoil Eradication Project; and Bretton Hawksworth and his family. Bretton, a student at North Country Union High School, is battling cancer. This was a first-time fundraiser of this type for the students, who worked to find sponsors, donated prizes and donated food. The event attracted 82 people to come and fish through the weekend. This event was another example of how these students are joining together to give back to their community. Above, the Welding students at NCCC present a check to Madeleine Roy, marketing director of Green Mountain United Way. Participants included: front row from left, Zack Stanton, Madeleine Roy of GMUW, Isabelle Matos, Ezra Peck, Hunter Sweeney and Mike Morse; second row: Adam Richardson, Daniel Epinette, Parker Royer, Jacob Falconer, Konner Dalpe, Alec Surprenant, Dylan Poginy, Riley Booth and Brandon Bouffard; back row: Zac Fortin and Shane Caron. Missing from the photo were: Grant Blake, Callen Sanford, Burton Jacobs, Aaron Wheeler and Caleb Kelly. For more information about the North Country Career Center, call (802) 334-5469. For information about Green Mountain United Way, call the Derby Line office at (802) 647-2148 or visit www.gmunitedway.org.
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