SRT students show skills

Two gold awards handed out to local students at Skills Canada competition.

  • Apr. 2, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Mason Crampton

Two Samuel Robertson Technical students qualified for the provincial Skills Canada championships by winning gold medals at the regionals, held at the Maple Ridge school over the weekend.

Amanda Billings won gold in the culinary competition, and is eligible to compete in the Skills Canada provincial competition, to be held April 15 in Abbotsford.

In the metal fabrication category, SRT had two medallists – Scott Murdoch took gold and will also move on to provincials, and Beatrice Baldueza won silver.

“They get to showcase their skills, and it’s some recognition for them,” said Steve Wiebe, vice-principal of partnerships and trades programs for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District.

In the carpentry competition, SRT’s Vlad Pavel took silver.

The competitors who win in Abbotsford can move on to national competition, to be held this year in Saskatoon, May 27-30.

At the national level, students have to compete against adults.

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