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Mar 07
Surrey students shine at regional skills competition

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Semiahmoo Secondary student Sharel Yu won gold in fashion technology at the Lower Fraser Valley Regional Skills Competition, earning a spot at the provincial competition in Abbotsford in April.

Surrey students took home 25 medals from the recent Lower Fraser Valley Skills Regional Competition.

The students showed their talents in a variety of trades and technology-related fields from March 1-3. The annual competition involves time-limited challenges in numerous categories, including welding, fashion, culinary, cabinetmaking and graphic design.

Surrey students came away with seven gold, 10 silver and eight bronze medals.

Gold medal winners in the Senior Skills category were:

  • Samir Hilal and Gage Holmes, Clayton Heights Secondary – 3D computer animation
  • Jeremy Law, Guildford Park Secondary – architectural CAD
  • Jacob Scardera, Frank Hurt Secondary – cabinetmaking
  • Jordan Heba, Fraser Heights Secondary – carpentry
  • Sharel Yu, Semiahmoo Secondary – fashion technology
  • Dylan Moryski, Clayton Heights Secondary – mechanical CAD
  • Damon Allen, Fraser Heights Secondary – welding

 There was also a Junior Skills competition, with the following students winning gold:

  • Sydnee Mclerie and Kushal Kumal, Enver Creek Secondary – gravity vehicle race
  • Daniel Gao, Steven Chan, Elwin Cheng and Nick Liu, Fraser Heights Secondary – spaghetti bridge
  • Hardik Heera, Enver Creek Secondary – sumo robot

TV/video production and website design results will be announced at a later date.

A total of 65 Surrey students competed at various sites, including Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Cloverdale), Enver Creek Secondary, Fraser Heights Secondary and Semiahmoo Secondary.

Gold medallists earned a spot to proceed to the provincial Skills Canada British Columbia Competition in Abbotsford on April 18, where they have a chance to advance to national and world competitions.


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