Ap­plied science

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

Stu­dents from Glen­garry Dis­trict High School were among the com­peti­tors at the Skills On­tario com­pe­ti­tion in Toronto.

GDHS Grade 12 stu­dent Pa­trick Lunny placed 16th out of 35 in the au­to­mo­tive ser­vice tech­nol­ogy class af­ter com­pet­ing in var­i­ous hands-on and the­ory ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Alexan­dria school was also rep­re­sented by grade 12 stu­dent Craig Mac­Don­ald who com­peted against the top coders in On­tario and placed 19 out of 23 com­peti­tors. Grade 7 and 8 stu­dents com­peted in the Green En­ergy chal­lenge which had stu­dents build­ing model wind tur­bines as a fol­low-up to a lo­cal com­pe­ti­tion at GDHS April 6. Ja­son Gin­gras, Carl Mar­furt-Break­en­ridge, Tay­lor McVi­cor, and Tiana Ali fin­ished sixth out of 19 teams.

Ac­cord­ing to Miss McVi­cor, “The com­pe­ti­tion was huge and there were lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple to com­pete in dif­fer­ent ar­eas. It was in­ter­est­ing to see other school boards in the same build­ing. We were able to use some of the things we learned in science and ge­og­ra­phy this year to build our tur­bine and rep­re­sent our school.”

Gold medal­lists from the provin­cial con­test ad­vance to rep­re­sent On­tario at the Skills Canada Na­tional cham­pi­onships in June be­ing held in Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta. All par­tic­i­pants in Toronto had to win lo­cal com­pe­ti­tions in or­der to ad­vance to the provin­cial cham­pi­onships.

Big up­grades

Glen­garry DHS is proud to of­fer a strong tech­nol­ogy pro­gram from grades 7 to 12. This year, GDHS will un­dergo ex­ten­sive up­grades in the wood and au­to­mo­tive shops which will al­low staff to con­tinue to de­velop an aware­ness of job op­por­tu­ni­ties in the skilled trades and will al­low stu­dents to leave high school with knowl­edge and skills that are highly sought af­ter by em­ploy­ers.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

SKILLS TEST: Pa­trick Lunny con­sults a car man­ual while work­ing on an elec­tri­cal chal­lenge. From left: Carl Mar­furt-Break­en­ridge, Ja­son Gin­gras, Tay­lor McVi­cor, and Tiana Ali show off their tur­bine af­ter hav­ing it judged.

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