Skill test win­ner

The Glengarry News - - News - - News Staff

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Char-Lan Dis­trict High School Grade 11 stu­dent Nicholas Oeg­gerli who placed first in in­di­vid­ual car­pen­try Satur­day, April 6 at the Skills On­tario Qualifying Com­pe­ti­tion in Kingston.

Nicholas will ad­vance to the Skills On­tario Com­pe­ti­tion in Toronto May 6-8. He also earned a red rib­bon as well as a $500 bur­sary to at­tend St. Lawrence Col­lege af­ter grad­u­a­tion.

“It feels pretty good and I’m re­ally ex­cited about the provin­cials,” he said. “I hope I can do well there.”

The re­gional skills com­pe­ti­tion is held each year as a qualifying event for the an­nual provincial skills com­pe­ti­tion. It also high­lights the trades as a pos­si­ble ca­reer choice for stu­dents and a path­way to learn a ca­reer while earn­ing money as an ap­pren­tice, says Ash­ley Grant, a Stu­dent Suc­cess Learn­ing Part­ner with the Up­per Canada Dis­trict School Board. Stu­dents com­peted in four events: weld­ing, in­di­vid­ual car­pen­try, culi­nary, and TV/Video Pro­duc­tion.

Nicholas, who was tasked with build­ing a dog­house, said the key to his suc­cess was stay­ing fo­cused and fol­low­ing plans care­fully.

He hopes to study car­pen­try or cab­i­net mak­ing at a post-sec­ondary in­sti­tu­tion.

This year’s qual­i­fier at­tracted nearly 40 stu­dents from across Eastern On­tario.

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