HOULTON, Maine — The Southern Aroostook Vocational Educators’ Association has established the Aroostook Career and Technical Initiative with the help of a $200 grant from the Maine Education Association.
The Leroy Lambert Political Action Grant was awarded to the school to aid in the election of friends of education to local office, serve as an innovative model to other MEA affiliates, and increase membership involvement and participation in the educator political action process at the local level.
This year, the Initiative’s funds are being used to award $250 to Region Two’s Career and Technical Education’s “Student of the Year”, Carter Bartlett, a forestry student from Houlton. Bartlett works in his family’s logging business and he hopes to further his education at UMFK.
SAVE President Richard Mitchell III, said, “We were thrilled to hear that our proposal was accepted and our local association voted to contribute towards the award”.
SAVE Treasurer Alison Britton is encouraging anyone who would like to contribute to the ACT Initiative to mail contributions to: SAVE Association\ACT Initiative, 5 Bird St., Houlton, ME 04730