Submitted by NAEC | Apr 16, 2014

Fifteen North Addington Education Centre students competed at the Limestone District School Board, Skills Competition, held on April 3 at St. Lawrence College. “Build something that lasts,” was this year’s Skills Competition motto, and that is exactly what they did.

Training hard leading up to the competition, the NAEC Skills team competed against students from Limestone District, the Upper Canada and Algonquin Lakeshore boards.

The competition hosts many different hands-on, curriculum-based events that fall under the skilled trades sector.

Mike McEwen & Devon Salmond (Silver Medals), Devon Deruchie & Lucas Parks-Delyea competed in 2D Animation team of two, a competition that has competitors using a program called Flash to generate a computer animation.

Summer Andrew, Allya Garey competed in Graphic Design Presentation, completing their advertising materials for Skills Canada before the competition and then presenting it to a team of judges.

Drake Murphy (Gold Medal), Zack McQuigge (Silver Medal), Brittany Wood (Bronze Medal), Brody Munro, Tristen Veley competed in Graphic Design Studio, which consisted of designing packaging and marketing materials for a product.

Amey Sauvageau represented NAEC in the Photography event, bringing a portfolio of work, completing a Photoshop task and shooting and editing photographs on site.

Andre Tryon (Gold Medal), Josh Blackwell, Wyatt Keller competed in the Small Engines competition where they had to diagnose electrical circuit issues, write a test and tear down and reassemble an engine.

A bus full of NAEC students also attended to cheer on their school mates as they took on the day’s challenges.

Andre competed at the Regional qualifier held at St. Lawrence College on Saturday, April 12th, placing second. Both Andre and Drake Murphy now advance to the Provincial Skills Competition representing Team Limestone in Waterloo, Ontario on May 5, 6 & 7.


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