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UGDSB students took home several medals at the elementary and secondary levels of the Provincial Skills Competition

For Immediate Release
May 10, 2018
(Updated May 14, 2018)

GUELPH, Ontario – Upper Grand District School Board students performed very well at the Skills Ontario Provincial Competition  on May 7 and 8.

Secondary Competition

At the Secondary Provincial Skills Competition, the UGDSB had 46 competitors from area high schools. Norwell DSS sent one competitor. Centennial CVI, College Heights SS and John F. Ross CVI each sent two. Guelph CVI, Orangeville DSS and Westside SS each sent three competitors and Wellington Heights sent six. Erin DHS sent ten competitors and Centre Wellington DHS sent 14 students.

Upper Grand DSB students placed in the top three spots in nine categories.

Bronze Medal winners:

Silver Medal winners:

Gold Medal Winners:

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Offer will be heading to the National Skills Competition in Edmonton, Alberta, in June. Martin will not be heading to the National Skills Competition, as Skilled Trades Entrepreneurship does not have a competition at the national level.

Along with his bronze medal, Robb was also the recipient of a monetary prize of $1,350 for his efforts and demonstration of skills in the Precision Machining Competition.

Elementary Competition

Elementary students from the Upper Grand DSB saw success at the provincial Skills Ontario competition in Toronto earlier this week. The UGDSB had 46 students competing in 13 different competitions at the elementary level.

A team of four students from Westwood Public School captured the bronze medal in the Green Energy Competition. Students on this team included Bella S., Jessica W., Chloe S., and Clair S.

Four students from Laurelwoods Public School took home the bronze medal in the Intermediate Technology Competition. Students on this team included Maha A., Thomas M., Austin W., and Noah D.

Skills Ontario Competitors from the UGDSB are supported by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program.

Congratulations to all UGDSB students that competed in the elementary and secondary Skills competition.

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves approximately 34,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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Media contact:

Heather Loney
Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725

Megan Sicoli
Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764

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