Local students shine in Skills Canada competitions
Students from the TrinityConception- Placentia area claimed five gold medals at Skills Canada provincial competitions held in recent weeks.
Carbonear Collegiate student Hayley Martin teamed up with Keagan Dalley from Holy Spirit High in Conception Bay South to claim gold in the 3D computer animation secondary competition for the second-straight year. Ascension Collegiate’s Mackenzie Collins was also a repeat gold medalist in the public speaking secondary event.
Emily Welsh, who also attends the Bay Roberts high school, won a gold in the job skill demonstration secondary competition, while Amber Hyde from Baccalieu Collegiate in Old Perlican claimed gold in the photography secondary event.
College of the North Atlantic Placentia swept the podium in post- secondary precision machining. Simon Ernst won gold, Cameron Boozan took silver and Kyle Tucker earned bronze.
Elsewhere, Jeff Jollymore from College of the North Atlantic in Placentia won silver in the post-secondary heavy equipment service technician competition, and the team of Mirandah Philpott and Mikayla Lahey from Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown won a bronze in the 2D computer animation secondary event.
Most gold medalists will compete as part of Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, N.B. this June. College of the North Atlantic has already confirmed Ernst will be among its students competing in New Brunswick.