Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia stu­dents medal at Skills Canada com­pe­ti­tion

The Compass - - Editorial - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Plenty of stu­dents from the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia area brought home some hard­ware from the re­cent Skills Canada com­pe­ti­tion.

The com­pe­ti­tion, held on Fri­day, March 23 at the Col­lege of the North At­lantic Prince Phillip Drive cam­pus in St. John’s, saw more than 350 re­gional fi­nal­ists from across New­found­land come to­gether to take part in trade, tech­nol­ogy, and em- ploy­a­bil­ity skills com­pe­ti­tions.

Stu­dents from As­cen­sion Col- legiate, Carbonear Col­le­giate and the Pla­cen­tia Col­lege of the North At­lantic cam­pus saw sig­nif­i­cant suc­cess in a num­ber of ar­eas, many com­ing home with bronze, sil­ver, and gold medals in their hands.

“It is so in­spir­ing to see the level of ex­cel­lence with which the young peo­ple of our prov­ince per­form in skilled trades and tech­nolo­gies,” said Ca­role Ann Ryan, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Skills Canada in New­found­land and Labrador in a press re­lease fol­low­ing the event. “We are al­ways so proud of Team New­found­land and Labrador ad we are sure this year will be no ex­cep­tion.”

A large ma­jor­ity of gold medal win­ners from the event will go on to rep­re­sent the prov­ince on Team New­found­land and Labrador in the 24th an­nual Skills Canada na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta this June.

The pro­vin­cial com­pe­ti­tion serves as an op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to carry on a tra­di­tion of ex­cel­lence in the skilled trades and tech­nolo­gies, with Skills Canada NL hav­ing been orig­i­nally formed in 1998. Since then, plenty of stu­dents in both the high school and post-sec­ondary lev­els have com­peted in a broad ar­ray of com­pe­ti­tions, rep­re­sent­ing New­found­land and Labrador’s tal­ent in the skilled trades and tech­nolo­gies.

As­cen­sion Col­le­giate was

Bran­don Dixon and Colby Pryor of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate – Sil­ver medal in robotics sec­ondary

Devin Pryor of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate – Bronze medal in graph­ics de­sign sec­ondary

David Simms and Ryan Lit­tle­john of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate – Gold medal in TV video pro­duc­tion sec­ondary

Hay­ley Martin of Carbonear Col­le­giate and Kea­gan Dal­ley from Holy Spirit High School – Gold medal in 3D com­puter an­i­ma­tion sec­ondary

Cyan Martin and Cahley War­ren of Carbonear Col­le­giate – Sil­ver medal in 2D com­puter an­i­ma­tion sec­ondary

Jenna Ryan of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate – Bronze medal in pub­lic speak­ing sec­ondary

Chloe Har­ris of As­cen­sion ranked at sec­ond place for top plac­ing schools from the com­pe­ti­tion, just be­hind Holy Spirit High School. Col­le­giate – Sil­ver medal in job search sec­ondary

Laura Keefe of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate – Gold medal in job skill demon­stra­tion sec­ondary

Ben­jamin Smith of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate – Sil­ver medal in pho­tog­ra­phy sec­ondary

Louis Carbage of Col­lege of the North At­lantic Pla­cen­tia cam­pus - Gold medal in pre­ci­sion ma­chin­ing post-sec­ondary

Si­mon Ernst of Col­lege of the North At­lantic Pla­cen­tia cam­pus - Sil­ver medal in pre­ci­sion ma­chin­ing post-sec­ondary

Joshua Kennedy of Col­lege of the North At­lantic Pla­cen­tia cam­pus - Bronze medal in pre­ci­sion ma­chin­ing post-sec­ondary

Brian Williams of Col­lege of the North At­lantic Pla­cen­tia cam­pus - Gold medal in heavy equip­ment ser­vice post-sec­ondary

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Par­tic­i­pants and medal win­ners from As­cen­sion Col­le­giate who com­peted at the 2018 New­found­land and Labrador Skills Canada com­pe­ti­tion.

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Hay­ley Martin (left) of Carbonear Col­le­giate and Kea­gan Dal­ley from Holy Spirit High in Con­cep­tion Bay South earned gold medals for the fifth year in a row at the pro­vin­cial Skills Canada com­pe­ti­tion, bring­ing them to the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in June.

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Hay­ley Martin (left) of Carbonear Col­le­giate and Kea­gan Dal­ley from Holy Spirit High in Con­cep­tion Bay South earned gold medals for the fifth year in a row at the pro­vin­cial Skills Canada com­pe­ti­tion, bring­ing them to the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in June.

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