Jeff Green | Apr 09, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - April 9, 2009 North Addington Education Centre students have many skills! by Valerie Allan
NAEC Skills Competition Team. Back row: Katie Ohlke, Jake Fobert, Ryan Gagne-Baldacchin, Alex Brennan, Tyler Garey, Jessie Scott, Stephen Kellar, Peter Rasenberg, Front row: Tim Younie, Shane Baldacchin, Chris Jordan, Jennifer Gaudaur and Stephanie Whittaker. Photo by: Joel Hasler.
Eleven students from North Addington Education Centre represented their school at the Limestone District School Board Skills Competition at St. Lawrence College in Kingston on April 1.
North Addington students took the top spots in Electrical Wiring, with Chris Jordan winning the gold medal and Shayne Baldacchin winning the silver medal. Tim Younie also participated. Chris Jordan will go on to compete in the Ontario Skills Competition on May 4, 5 and 6, in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Tyler Garey made a strong showing in Cabinetmaking, while Stephen Kellar and Jessie Scott showed great teamwork in Homebuilding (Team of 2).
Meanwhile, Jennifer Gaudaur and Stephanie Whittaker competed in the photography section and Alex Brennan, Jake Fobert and Ryan Gagne-Baldacchin demonstrated their Graphic design skills. Jennifer placed two percentage points off the gold, and was very proud of her achievement. This was the first event of this kind in which she has participated.
All the students worked hard on preparing for their respective tasks, putting in lots of time outside class time with the help of their teachers, Peter Rasenberg (Technology teacher) and Katie Ohlke (Graphics teacher).
“The level of skill, professionalism and positive attitude the North Addington students showed was incredible. Everyone at NAEC is so proud of their hard work. They definitely have a bright future in their respective trades,” said Ohlke.
A busload of technology students and supporters made the trek to Kingston to cheer their classmates on and explore the different education possibilities at St. Lawrence College.
Photo: NAEC Skills Competition Team. Back row: Katie Ohlke, Jake Fobert, Ryan Gagne-Baldacchin, Alex Brennan, Tyler Garey, Jessie Scott, Stephen Kellar, Peter Rasenberg, Front row: Tim Younie, Shane Baldacchin, Chris Jordan, Jennifer Gaudaur and Stephanie Whittaker. Photo by: Joel Hasler.