Simcoe County Students shine at Skills Competition

Nine medals won

Yahoos and huzzahs for nine Simcoe County District School Board Secondary School students who won medals this week at the Skills Ontario Competition in Toronto – three of them gold.

“Our students’ achievements at Skills Ontario are representative of their time, hard work and dedication, as well as that of the staff who have supported them throughout this process. Our board has made a clear commitment to the promotion of skilled trades and apprenticeships, and that is evident in the success of our students.”

– Steve Blake, Director of Education

The board was represented by 41 students.

Daniel Clements from Innisdale Secondary School took Gold in Computer Aided Manufacturing; Jessica St Amand and Olivia Kennedy, also from Innisdale, shared the Gold in Character Computer Animation; Matthew Cameron from Barrie North Collegiate Institute won Gold in Electrical Installations.

Other medal winners were:

  • Zacchary Dempsey-Plante from Collingwood Collegiate Institute – Silver in Coding
  • Summer Gough from Banting Memorial High School – Silver in Hairstyling
  • Matt Jack from Barrie North Collegiate Institute – Silver in Auto Collison Repair
  • Avery Mooring from Bear Creek Secondary School – Silver in Fashion Design
  • Aiden McKenzie, Jim Palmer, Matthew Beals and Maguire Blackmere from Stayner Collegiate Institute – Silver in Home and Team Building
  • Roland Cseh from Nantyr Shores Secondary School – Bronze in Restaurant Service

Cameron, St. Amand and Kennedy will represent the province of Ontario at the national competition held in Halifax at the end of May. 

The Skills Ontario Competition promotes skilled trade and technology careers to youth by hosting skilled trades competitions for over 2,400 students from across Ontario in more than 67 contest areas.

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