Claim medals at Skills event

UPDATED: Two more students win medals! SD83’s medal tally climbs as students win gold in regional Skills Canada competition!

Jack Krebbers and Jesse Stang won gold in the regional Skills Canada in the TV/Video editing competition. This competition was a “virtual” event and students competed at their home schools and results weren’t received until March 15. Jack and Jesse now move on to the provincial competition in Abbotsford in April.

These two medals are added to the bronze medal in welding earned by Logan Spence-Ellis, a grade 12 student at Eagle River Secondary, and by three teams from Eagle River Secondary who won medals in the competitions for younger students, including spaghetti bridge building and gravity cars, at the Skills Canada competition in Kamloops on March 8.

Logan Spence-Ellis (on left) of Eagle River Secondary wins bronze at regionals

Also doing well at the regional welding finals, but not placing in the top three, were Dayton Bittner of A.L. Fortune and Cassandra Wagstaff of Eagle River Secondary.

Pleasant Valley Secondary School grade 10 student Jackson Donnelly competed in the cabinetmaking division and finished fifth, a good showing against the older students!

Eagle River Secondary students also did well in the competitions designed for the grade seven and eight students. Capturing top spot in the spaghetti bridge building competition were Damian Rivait, Matteo Bunbury, Damen Brause. While the bronze medal went to another ERS team comprised of Kayden Klaassen, Nash Rutherford, Brandon Greenlaw and Mason Larsen.

In the gravity car competition the silver medal went to Kira Simpson, Brayden Northway and Sasha Munro.

A group of students from SD83 are headed straight to the provincials in Abbotsford in April as the events they are competing in are not held at the regional level.

A.L. Fortune students Macey Drabiuk, Elizabeth Palamar, and Noah Neumann will be in the auto collision competition.

PVSS will have a team of Aidan Eglin, Wyatt Lepine, Liam Daley and Rylan Rees competing in robotics at the BC event. Aidan will also be in the website design competition. They will, of course, join Jack Krebbers and Jesse Stang, who qualified by winning gold at the regional level in the TV/Video editing competition.

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