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Regional High School students put their skills to the test

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ST. PAUL - A long-standing tradition to send students to the Skills Canada competitions continues to take place at St. Paul Regional High School.

This year, students took part in another virtual competition.

Competing in the Carpentry category was Cole Brousseau, who finished in fourth place; Damian Rosborough-Loyer who finished in seventh place; Jaron Baerg who finished in 11th place; Logan Peters who finished in 12th place, and Jordy Feland who finished in 18th place.

Competing in the Baking category was Megan Skulski who finished in 28th place, and Grace Siemers, who finished in 30th place.

Competing in the Hairstyling (junior) category was Kammi Feland, who got fourth place.

And competing in Automobile Technology was Owen Siemers, who finished in third place.

Skills Canada challenges students to tackle a variety of tasks, showing off their knowledge and skills. In the baking competition, for example, participants had to produce 10 identical iced sugar cookies using royal icing, they had to bake two loaves of Japanese milk bread, and create a four-layer chiffon bar cake decorated in the theme of The Roaring 20's all within a seven hour time period.

"They did a fantastic job," said instructor Shala Orbell.

In the hair-styling category, Feland had one and a half hours to complete a creative braid style.

In the carpentry category, students had five hours, a set of blueprints, 25 2x4s, and a piece of plywood to build a dog house.

The 2022 Secondary Skills Canada Alberta Virtual Competition was held from April 11-14.

Janice Huser

About the Author: Janice Huser

Janice Huser has been with the St. Paul Journal since 2006. She is a graduate of the SAIT print media journalism program, is originally from St. Paul and has a passion for photography.
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