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Student captures silver

Jacob Wall, of Enderby’s A.L. Fortune Secondary, won silver at the national Skills Canada competition. - Photo submitted
Jacob Wall, of Enderby’s A.L. Fortune Secondary, won silver at the national Skills Canada competition.
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An Enderby student has been recognized for his passion for the trades.

Jacob Wall, of A.L. Fortune Secondary School, captured the silver medal at the national Skills Canada competition in Toronto.

“During the competition I had several people who were involved in the event coming over and telling me what a great person Jacob is,” said Michelle Hughes, A.L. Fortune career counsellor. “He just showed great character.”

Wall competed in the automotive collision repair division, which took place over two days at Skills Canada. He is currently taking the Autobody ACE IT program offered by the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District through Vancouver Community College and was recently apprenticed by Salmon Arm Frame and Body Shop.

He plans on furthering his education during Grade 12 by taking level two at Okanagan College.

Hughes says the competition was very close and the marks had to be recounted before it was determined that Kevin Disterhoff, the representative from Manitoba, had just edged out Wall.


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