Nick Oggerli, a student at Char-Lan District High School in Williamstown, won a bronze medal in individual carpentry at the Skills Ontario Competition in Toronto recently.
This was the third time he had made it to the provincials, but the first time he had medaled. He competed twice previously in the fourman carpentry event. “It feels really good and I’m happy it worked out,” said Nick. The Grade 11 student attributed his success to staying focused on the task at hand, which was to build a detailed dog house.
“I studied the plans, stayed focused and tried not to look around me at what others were doing and just think about how I would do it,” he said. He hopes to attend Alqonquin College after graduation for carpentry and to become a framer.