Sacred Heart High School took students to Saskatoon on April 11-12th to compete at the 21st annual Provincial Skills Competition. The venue was held at both Mount Royal Collegiate and SK Polytechnic buildings. The competition included over 400 students from across the province who competed in various trade and technology areas. The competition allowed students to showcase the talents that they have learnt at Sacred Heart High School. Sacred Heart took 8 competitors who competed in 7 different competition areas. Competitors from Sacred Heart included: Brett Madsen for Carpentry; Drake Myrowich for Cooking; Hailey Dooley for Job Skills Demonstration; Carter Halliday for Mechanical Engineering CAD; Raya Cuthill for Pastry and Confectionery; Hannah Sevilla and Cheyenne Olson were a team for Video Production; and Kelsey Valuck for Welding.
This was Kelsey’s second time competing at the competition for Welding. This year he came in relaxed and knowing what to expect. Kelsey welded his project for 6 hours and won the Bronze medal in his competition.
Brett Madsen is only in grade 11 this year and attended the competition for his first time. He was busy framing for 7 hours during the Carpentry competition and came out winning the Bronze medal.
The Video Production team were also first time competitors. Cheyenne and Hannah had to take video footage, do interviews, then edit everything into a Skills news report video. They put everything they had into the competition. “When I spoke to them after the competition they told me it was the best video they had ever produced and were proud of what they accomplished” says coordinator Curtis Moen. The girls won the Gold medal and now advance to the National Skills Competition in Halifax which will be held on May 28-29.
“I would like to thank the entire Saints Skills Team for all their hard work preparing for the competition. They did an excellent job representing their school and gave it their all at the competition. Many of the competitors are only in grade 10 or 11, so it will be exciting to see what they can do in the years ahead” says Curtis Moen.