Notre Dame, Saint Michael Students Bring Home Medals from Skills Canada

Alex Powell, a student at Saint Michael Catholic High School, will represent his school and Niagara Catholic as part of Team Ontario at the Skills Canada Competition in Saskatoon May 27-30.

Alex Powell, a student at Saint Michael Catholic High School, won Gold at the 2015 Skills Canada competition in Saskatoon. He competed in the Electronics category.

Notre Dame College School student Alex DiPaola, who will participate in the Skills Canada in the Mechanical CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) event in Saskatoon May 27-30.

Notre Dame College School student Alex DiPaola, brought home a Bronze medal in the Mechanical CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) division of the Skills Canada 2015 competition in Saskatoon.

Two Niagara Catholic students travelled to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, last week, to compete in the Skills Canada 2015 competition. Both Alex Powell, a Grade 12 student at Saint Michael Catholic High School in Niagara Falls, and Alex DiPaola, a Grade 11 student at Notre Dame College School in Welland, achieved national medals.

Alex Powell won Gold in the Electronics event. His outstanding performance bested students from across Canada in the competition. Alex DiPaola won a Bronze Medal in Mechanical CADD (Computer Assisted Design and Drafting).

Director of Education John Crocco congratulated both students for their stellar performance at the national level.

“Congratulations to both Alex and Alex for their exceptional results at the Skills Canada 2015 competition in Saskatoon,” said Mr. Crocco. “As a community, we were extremely proud to have two students win gold medals in the 2015 Skills Ontario competition, making them part of Team Ontario at the national competition. To have each student achieve a medal from Skills Canada 2015 is the pinnacle to school, Board, Provincial and National competitions. Their success speaks to the level of knowledge, support and commitment of our teachers and students to academic excellence throughout Niagara Catholic.”

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