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ALCDSB Limestone Skills Competition 2018 Winners

March 26, 2018


On Friday, March 23 ALCDSB students participated in the Limestone Skills Competition, held annually at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. 

In photo (left to right): 

Bronze Medal – Culinary Arts – Cole Van Schelvin

School: St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School/Sir James Whitney

Teacher: Andrew Ste Marie

Silver Medal – Culinary Arts – Josh Howard

School: St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School/Sir James Whitney

Teacher: Andrew Ste Marie


Gold Medal – Carpentry (Individual) – Michael Soudant

School: Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School

Teacher: Patrick Healey


Gold Medal – Photography – Alexis Lawson

School: Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School

Teacher: John Esford

Support Staff:

Will Geris – ALCDSB OYAP Co-ordinator

Jim Johnston – ALCDSB OYAP Co-ordinator

Jeff LaCroix – ALCDSB Skills Competition Co-ordinator

Terri Slack – ALCDSB Superintendent of Schools

Aaron Supryka – ALCDSB Student Success

Congratulations to all students, teachers & support staff for their participation, preparation, training, and accomplishments in Technological Education.

The next step in the Skills Competition is the Qualifying Competition on Saturday, April 7th at St. Lawrence College, Kingston where students will face schools from Eastern Ontario. The following ALCDSB students will participate in this event.

Josh Howard & Cole Van Schelvin compete in Culinary Arts.

Pedro Marques & Breanna Purdy (Holy Cross CSS) compete in TV / Video Production.

The top three teams in each category advance to the Provincial Skills Competition.

Some students pre-qualify to advance to the Ontario Skills competition to represent the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.


Alexis Lawson – Photography

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School – Mr. John Esford


Hanna Brady – Graphic Design (Studio)

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School – Mr. John Esford


The 2018 Ontario Skills Competition takes place May 7 to 9, 2018, and it is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition. There are over 50 categories for students to compete in: from Brick Masonry, to Hairstyling, to Robotics to name just a few. The Skills Ontario Competition offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best of the best in their technology sector. The event takes place at the Toronto Congress Centre, Etobicoke, Toronto.

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