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Vancouver Students Win National Medals at Skills Canada


Vancouver students brought multiple awards home this past week at the 17th Annual Skills Canada National Competition in Quebec City.

The competition held June 1st - 4th attracted talent from all over Canada. Competing students represented the top talent in Canadian schools and over 20,000 spectators participated from across the nation. The competition included over 40 trade and technology contests and in each category three medals were given. This event is the only national, Olympic style multi-trade and technology competition for young students and apprentices in the country. The students compete in the areas of technology and the trades.

During the event, students are tested against rigourous standards and against peers from across the country. In each category, students vie for the honour of winning a gold medal, acknowledging the best in their category. To win would be every students dream, but simply to compete is an honour.

We are extremely proud of the Vancouver students who participated. Only last month, two students from Templeton Secondary presented at a Board Meeting and both of these students were successful in winning medals.

We wish to congratulate all the students and their sponsoring teachers in supporting such a demonstration of talent. The Vancouver winners were:

Carla Obando - Templeton - Gold Medal in Cooking
Nancy Huang -  Eric Hamber - Silver Medal in Graphic Design
Margaret Selzer - Eric Hamber - - Silver Medal in Fashion Technology
Jesse Ong - Templeton - Silver Medal in Baking

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