High school students from School District 71 achieved impressive results at the 2018 Skills Canada regional competition last weekend.
Hosted at Georges P. Vanier Secondary School on March 10, students from the Comox Valley’s three secondary schools were among 140 competitors who took part in a variety of skills competitions in the trades and technology fields.
Skills Canada competitions allow students to showcase their talents in the skilled trades and technologies.
Historically, local secondary students have placed very well in the competition. Last year, Highland Secondary Student Judd Foster won the regional and national Skills Canada electronics competitions and eventually represented Canada at the WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi.
This year saw another successful outing for Comox Valley students. GP Vanier, Mark R. Isfeld, and Highland Secondary finished with either a gold, silver or bronze in all of the competing categories this year excluding TV/Video.
Winners in each competition area were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals, with the majority of gold medal winners qualifying to compete in the annual provincial competition, which takes place April 18 in Abbotsford.
Contest Area Student School Award
2D Animation Tory Kajak Vanier Silver
2D Animation Darian Ford Vanier Silver
2D Animation William Enns Vanier Gold
2D Animation Reanne Matte Vanier Gold
2D Animation Niomi Espinili Highland Bronze
2D Animation Jacob Tauber Highland Bronze
3D Animation (Sec) Crystal Pond Highland Bronze
3D Animation (Sec) Kenneth Knudson Highland Silver
3D Animation (Sec) Halen Sieffert Highland Silver
Cabinetmaking (Sec) Brendan Moraes Isfeld Silver
Cabinetmaking (Sec) Spencer Priebe Isfeld Bronze
Carpentry (Sec) Zacharie Nickel Isfeld Gold
Carpentry (Sec) Judson Becker Vanier Silver
Digital Art Elishka Harjek Vanier Gold
Digital Art Oona Wareing.Oksanen Isfeld Bronze
Electronics (Sec) Jacob Walter Vanier Bronze
Electronics (Sec) Josh Childs Vanier Silver
Graphic Design (Sec) Alexandra Grant Vanier Gold
Graphic Design (Sec) Max Meszaros Isfeld Silver
Jr. Skills Carpentry McCallum Kyle Vanier Gold
Jr. Skills Carpentry Erica Stoll Vanier Gold
Jr. Skills Carpentry Gerrad Graham Vanier Bronze
Jr. Skills Carpentry Grace Legge Vanier Bronze
Jr. Skills Carpentry Alex Piatkauski Highland Silver
Jr. Skills Carpentry Justin Meredith Highland Silver
Jr. Skills Sumo Robot Zane Henderson Highland Bronze
Jr. Skills Sumo Robot Sawyer McClellan Highland Gold
Jr. Skills Sumo Robot Graham Tattrie Highland Silver
Photography (Sec) Morgan North Highland Bronze
Photography (Sec) Kalyssa Heinrich Isfeld Gold
Photography (Sec) Diana Tran Isfeld Silver
Website Design (Sec) Eony Kim Isfeld Gold
Welding (Sec) Brody Laderoute Vanier Silver
Welding (Sec) Devon Riley Highland Bronze