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Abbotsford students collect 14 medals at regional skills event
Abbotsford students collected 14 of the 24 medals awarded in eight categories during the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Skills Competition.
The event was held last Thursday at University of the Fraser Valley's trades and technology centre in Chilliwack.
Of the 14 medals awarded to Abbotsford students, five of them were gold. All gold medallists now advance to the Provincial Skills Contest to be held at Tradex in Abbotsford on April 9.
In all, 10 schools from the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Mission and Fraser-Cascade school districts were represented at the event.
As well, more than 1,200 middle school students from 17 schools attended a "Discover Trades" day during the competitions.
Gold: Liam Gillies, Sardis Secondary
Silver: Santiago Paredes-Mayorga, Robert Bateman Secondary
Bronze: Jaimie Stroomer, Sardis Secondary
Gold: Jordan Boyes, Robert Bateman Secondary
Silver: Chris Strauss, Yale Secondary
Bronze: Tanner Attfield, Robert Bateman Secondary
Gold: Karaline Heibner, Sardis Secondary
Silver: Chad Mabberly, Sardis Secondary
Bronze: Jordan Balzer, Sardis Secondary
Gold: Alvin Bergen, WJ Mouat Secondary
Silver: Kyle Hewison, Rick Hansen Secondary
Bronze: Cooper McCarthy, Yale Secondary
Gold: Josephine Wold, Robert Bateman Secondary
Silver: Jessica Fuchs, Yale Secondary
Bronze: Kelly Barber, Sardis Secondary
Gold: Travis Klassen, WJ Mouat Secondary
Silver: Jacob Dececco, Yale Secondary
Bronze: Justin Birchfield, Robert Bateman Secondary
Gold: Fergus Dalton, Sardis Secondary
Silver: Simon Park, Sardis Secondary
Bronze: Ransom Smith, Sardis Secondary
Gold: Dawson Procee, Abbotsford Sr. Secondary
Silver: Brad Peter, Chilliwack Secondary
Bronze: Brandon Wiebe, Yale Secondary
2D and 3D Animation Contests:
Postponed, with a new date to be announced