North Addington Education Centre | Apr 14, 2016

It takes a great amount of courage to take a risk and put your skills to the test; especially in a board-wide competition.

On April 6, 23 North Addington students did just that and finished very strongly in seven, rigorous, skill-based competitions at St Lawrence College against students from Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.

Kaden Snider, Bradley Kavanaugh-Sweeney, Bryce Runions and David Chen, the first ever Elementary Team members at NAEC, won gold in 2D Computer Animation with a huge score of 83%.

Andrew Freeburn fired up his torch and made a very strong showing in the Welding competition.

In TV/Video Team of Two: Brianna Bolduc and Aidan Brough came in 4th; filming, producing and editing an awesome PSA about going outside your comfort zone to achieve great things.

Kameron Armstrong took home a gold medal for Workplace Health and Safety and helped out at the competition during the day.

In Graphic Design Studio Production: Shannon Delyea, Emma Fuller, Denver Lucas, Terri-Lynn Rosenblath, Brittany Delyea and Noah Thibideau created fantastic designs in set time period with complex requirements. Denver Lucas won the bronze medal for his designs and Emma Fuller won the gold for hers.

Bree Gillingham, Harley Brown, Brei Burleigh, Cassidy Wilson and Shae Flager competed in the Photography competition, completing a complicated Photoshop editing test, then photographing and editing images they took of the Skills Competition. They were also judged on two polished photographs they brought with them. Bree Gillingham won the gold medal for her photographs.

In the Graphic Design Presentation competition, Austin Cunningham impressed the judges with his confident presentation and Summer Andrew demonstrated her creative design skills. At the end of the extremely competitive event, Natalie Reynolds won the Gold medal for her outstanding poster and postcard designs.

All the NAEC Gold Medal winners have qualified for Team Limestone, to compete at the Provincial Skills Competition in Waterloo, May 2 – 4, 2016. Congratulations to all of the NAEC Skills Team!

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