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LINDSEY MCEVOY(center) received a state Vanguard
award in Albany recently. With her are her Wayne Tehnical
and Career Center instructor, Walter Robarge (left), and
WTCC principal Craig Logan. 

   NEWARK (APR 13 11) – Lindsey McEvoy of Newark has added another award to her list of accolades.
   She was recently named the recipient of a Vanguard Student Recognition Award at the Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators Leadership Conference in Albany. She is one of eight students statewide recognized for outstanding performance in a career or technical education program that is non-traditional for a female – Lindsey is studying Power Mechanics/Conservation at the Wayne Technical and Career Center: she is the only young woman in the program. 

   “I feel honored because there aren’t very many females in the career I have chosen,” McEvoy said. And she’s doing well. She maintains an above-90 average and plans to attend Finger Lakes Community College after graduation, studying national resources conservation.  She’d like to go to work in forestry management or with the Department of Environmental Conservation.
   Lindsey is the daughter of Tracey Bolton and Todd McEvoy, and acknowledges the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. “My parents had a major influence on my choice of a non-traditional career,” she said. “Both of my parents went through the Power Mechanics/Conservation program here at WTCC.”
   Part of her curriculum has been learning how to maintain diesel and gasoline engines. “I have also used a lot of landscaping skills by trenching, tree-logging and digging new ponds. Many people still think of these as male jobs. No matter whether we are in the classroom, shop or at the job site, my teacher, Walter Robarge, makes sure I get the respect I deserve as a skilled worker.”
   Lindsay was named Finger Lakes Community College and Rochester Channel 8 “Green Student of the Month” in December.    


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