Graphically Golden

With Photos from Skills Ontario’s Facebook Page

A St. Clair Graphic Design student will be headed to Halifax at the end of May to participate in the Skills Canada competition, after winning gold at the provincial competition earlier in the month.

Luc Sauve took the honours in his academic discipline at the Ontario Skills competition in Toronto.

He and Professor/coach Nick Kuipers will represent Ontario in the Graphic Design category in the Maritimes. (Follow-up: Sauve won bronze in that national contest.)

A number of other St. Clair students also captured medals during the 30th annual Skills Ontario contest. They were:

• Daniel Manera, Silver Medal, Graphic Design;

• Brodie Myer, Silver Medal, Mechanical CAD;

• Kasey Moore, Silver Medal, IT Office Software Applications;

• Braeden Beaulieu, Bronze Medal, Web Development; and

• Dean Van Sydenborgh and Travis Snow, Bronze Medal, Powerline.

The full St. Clair contingent that competed in the Skills Ontario competition was made up of students and faculty mentors (bracketed): Isaac Walden and Justin Smith of Automation and Controls (faculty mentor Ryan Pepper); Jesse Camilleri and Cody Margerison, Automation and Controls (Ryan Pepper); Chris Fehr and Brodie Myer, Industrial Mechanic Millwright (Mark Matthys); Kasey Moore, IT Office Software Applications (Sheryl Epp); Braeden Beaulieu and William Storey, Web Development (Phil Aylesworth); Kyle Laframboise and Ardit Eljezi, Heating Systems Technician (Lawrence Mailloux); Dean Van Sydenborgh and Travis Snow, Powerline (R. Doug Bendall); Jason Le and Kevin Villegas, CAM (Rob Kobielski); Akin Guclu and Nick Byrne, CNC Machining (Danielle DeFranceschi); Brodie Myer and Maryellen Catindig, Mechanical CADD (Domenic Rossi); Jordan Rutt, Precision Machining (Ivan Canjar); Kyle Morris and Peter Nelson, Welder-Fitter (Scott Smillie); Brandon Sherlock and Jennifer Tim, IT Network Support (John Ulakovich); Dan Manera and Luc Sauve, Graphic Design (Nick Kuipers); Arnelle Bacuyag and Zach Vreman, Mechatronics (Jordan McGrail); Kyle Brooks and Hannah Beintema, Restaurant Services (Marnie Edghill); and Devon Forget and Mitch Couto, Powerline (Wayne Nelson).

Other faculty/staff assisting the team and/or acting as judges are Paul Miaritis, Teresa Taylor, Lido Zuccato and Richard Lauzon.

The huge, three-day-long event in Toronto also featured information booths of all of Ontario’s two dozen colleges, welcoming visits by elementary and secondary schools during the event.