Durham District School Board (DDSB) secondary students win gold medals at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) and get ready to compete at the upcoming Canadian national competition.
RS McLaughlin CVI students, Seth Savarino and Brandon Johnson, represented their school and the DDSB at the recent OTSC May 2-4, at the RIM Park centre in Waterloo, Ontario taking the gold medal in 3D Character Animation Team category.
The DDSB was represented by 26 Students in 19 Categories ranging from hairstyling, mechanical CADD, electrical installations, architectural technology and design, TV & video production team, auto service technology, cabinet making, restaurant service, prepared speech and more.
The OTSC is a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best of the best in their field. Over the two and a half days students turn the heads of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners are awarded with gold, silver or bronze medals - and some with monetary awards and the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition. From there, competitors could be headed to a World Skills Competition.
Congratulations to all students competing at this year's event with special mention to Tylar Verbancic and Adam Del Zotto from Dunbarton HS for winning silver medals in the horticulture and landscaping category and Uxbridge SS students Leilah Mouna and Carleigh Higgins for also winning silver in the prepared speech and restaurant service categories respectively.
Event photos can be found on the DDSB's Facebook page.