May 7, 2012                                                                                         

DSBN Students Shine at Provincial Skills Competitions

The DSBN’s technology champions are going to have a golden opportunity out west.

After winning gold medals at the Ontario Technological Skills Competitions (OTSC) in Waterloo, five students have earned the opportunity to showcase their skills on the national stage. The following students will travel to Edmonton, Alberta to compete at the Canadian Skills Challenges from May 14-16:

  • Stephanie Stanov, Sir Winston Churchill, TV & Video Proudction (team of 2)
  • Blake Hannahson, Sir Winston Churchill, TV & Video Production (team of 2)
  • Daniel Dressel, Port Colborne High School, Welding
  • Niki Harris, Stamford Collegiate, Hairstyling
  • Cameron Principi, Grimsby Secondary, Mechanical CADD

In addition to the five gold medals, DSBN students also earned two silver medals and one bronze medal at the provincial competitions. Eden High School’s Thomas Mikolajewski earned silver in the Computer Aided Manufacturing challenge, while Westlane Secondary’s Braedan Mann finished second in the Refrigeration event. Westlane’s George Liu earned his bronze medal in the Website Development challenge.

“These results represent one of the DSBN’s best finishes in our Board’s history of taking part in these competitions. Achieving this level of success is a testament to the dedication of our students, the quality of our teachers and the outstanding academic programs offered throughout the Board,” says Mike Doyle, DSBN Skills Development Coordinator.

“We wish our gold medal winners the best of luck as they prepare for the upcoming competition in Edmonton. They are all great ambassadors for their schools and the technology programs at the DSBN,” adds Doyle.

The Ontario Technological Skills Competitions were held from April 30 – May 2 at RIM Park in Waterloo.