Local schools medal at Skills Canada competition
St. Francis School in Harbour Grace continued its dominance of Lego League Robotics last week.
The school captured its 10th gold medal in 12 years at the competition after finished in first at the Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge event held at the College of the North Atlantic-Prince Philip Drive Campus in St. John’s on Dec. 6.
Their top finish earned the team a spot to compete at the F.I.R.S.T World Festival in 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The school beat out fellow local competitiors Amalgamated Academy from Bay Roberts to finish in the top spot. Amalgamated finished in second, while Holy Cross Junior High in St. John’s rounded out the top three.
St. Francis was not the only local representative to bring home a gold medal. Hayley Martin of Carbonear Collegiate partnered with Keegan Dalley of Holy Spirit High in Conception Bay South to take top spot in the 3D Computer Animation competition.
With the victory, the pair earned the right to compete at the Skills Canada provincial competition in March 2015.
Meanwhile, Cassandra Potter and James Reeves of Holy Redeemer Elementary in Spaniard’s Bay grabbed the bronze medal in the IT Networks Systems Scavenger Hunt.
Some 300 junior high students from across the province took part in the annual competition.
“Throughout its 12 year history, the Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge has demonstrated 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.
Holy Redeemer’s James Reeves (left) and Cassandra Potter won a set of Bronze medals in IT Network Systems Administration Scavenger Hunt at a recent Skills Canada competition in St. John’s.
Hayley Martin (right) of Carbonear Collegiate and Keagen Dalley of Holy Spirit High in Conception Bay South captured gold in the 3D Computer Animation competition.
Members of the St. Francis lego league robotics team accept their gold medals on Dec. 6.