In light of Lamoille Union High School's upcoming graduation for the class of 2023, we're taking a look back at some past graduates who have taken the time to keep in touch.
Education provides stability in life and is something no one can take from you. At Lamoille Union, we're proud to impact the next generation of leaders who will go on to influence and enhance our communities, state, and nation.
We now check in with 2014 graduate Dakota Dubie.
Occupation: Owner of Local Electric
Favorite LUHS teacher: Mrs. Kathy Cummings
Favorite LUHS memory: My favorite LUHS memory was my Junior year in electrical year #1 when we had a class mountain biking trip to Cadys Falls. It was an all-around perfect day! My mind often flashes back to that adventure.
Biography: I truly believe that I got to where I am today thanks to the support and guidance of my family and friends. I was always encouraged to follow my dreams while needing to work hard from an early age.
My first job was milking cows after school at 13. I would ride my bike to and from the farm to work for a few hours and make $6.25 an hour. It wasn’t a glamorous start by any means, but one which helped to shape me. I then decided I wanted to apply for the Green Mountain Technology & Career Center. Thankfully I was accepted into the electrical program and that is what has guided me to where I am today.
Dana Jourdan was an excellent teacher who made the class both interesting and fun. After completing my years at the Tech Center, I continued night school for electrical and worked for Locke Electric. I learned early mornings, late nights, and weekend work was going to help me succeed in life.
Fast forward to when I met my wife in 2016, she owned her own business and that is what sparked my interest in starting my own electrical business. Local Electric has been operating since 2017 and has proudly employed over 15 GMTCC grads.