Lo­cal stu­dents shine in Skills Canada com­pe­ti­tions

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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.

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