Amal­ga­mated stu­dents shine

Nick But­ler and Caleb Cur­tis earn sil­ver at Skills Canada event

The Compass - - NEWS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­

Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts was the only school in the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia re­gion to take home a medal at the 11th an­nual Skills Canda In­ter­me­di­ate Chal­lenge on Nov. 23.

Nick But­ler and Caleb Cur­tis brought home the sil­ver medal in the 3D com­puter an­i­ma­tion com­pe­ti­tion held at Mount Pearl In­ter­me­di­ate. Both are Grade 7 stu­dents. But­ler and Cur­tis were among the al­most 250 ju­nior high stu­dents from across the prov­ince to par­tic­i­pate in 13 dif­fer­ent tech­nol­ogy and em­ploy­a­bil­ity com­pe­ti­tion ar­eas.

“Through­out its 11- year his­tory, the Skills Canada In­ter­me­di­ate Chal­lenge has demon­started its value as an ideal op­por­tu­nity to ex­pose young peo­ple to ca­reers in skilled trades and tech­nolo­gies,” said Ca­role Ann Ryan, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Skills Canada New­found­land and Labrador.

Vil­lanova Ju­nior High in Con­cep­tion Bay South fin­ished in first with a com­bined 13 medals. In sec­ond was Holy Spirit High School in Con­cep­tion Bay South, while Mount Pearl In­ter­me­di­ate fin­ished in third.

emy stu­dents Nick But­ler (left) and Caleb Cur­tis cap­tured a sil­ver medal in the 3D com­puter an­i­ma­tion area of the Skills Canada New­found­land and Labrador In­ter­me­di­ate Chal­lenge at Mount Pearl In­ter­me­di­ate on Nov. 23.

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