Submitted by NAEC | Mar 29, 2017

Once again, the North Addington Education Centre Skills Team brought their “A” game to the Limestone District Skills Competition, held at St. Lawrence College last Friday. Taking on students from LDSB, Algonquin Lakeshore and Hastings County, the Vikings competed with the top students in four events.

Jared Mieske, a grade 9 student, competed in the Small Powered Equipment contest, with a very strong showing.

In the Graphic Design Presentation competition, Mackenzie Johnson (grade 10) and Natalie Reynolds (grade 12) competed against very strong designs, presenting a poster, t-shirt and button designs they made, advertising the Provincial Skills Competition. Natalie Reynolds won the gold for a second year in a row, with an outstanding design.

In the Graphic Design Studio Production competition, Bradley Kavanaugh-Sweeney, Kaden Snider (grade 9), Zach Andrew (grade 10), Gaven Burke (grade 11), Denver Lucas, Emma Fuller and Brittany Delyea (grade 12) completed a rigorous challenge, designing a logo and several pieces of media based on specific criteria at the competition. Emma Fuller won gold for a second year in a row and Brittany Delyea won the bronze medal.
In the Photography Competition, Brianna Bolduc (grade 11), Emma Grand, Terri-Lynn Rosenblath and Shannon Delyea (grade 12) brought their best photographs, completed an editing test and shot photographs then edited on site, in fast paced schedule. Shannon Delyea won the gold medal and Terri-Lynn Rosenblath won the silver.  

The Skills Competition is a curriculum based competition that has students compete in real life scenarios of the skilled trades. It is an internationally recognized event. The gold medal winners have qualified to move on to compete at the Provincial level in Toronto, May 1st to 3rd as part of Team Limestone. Congratulations to the entire team!

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