Niagara Catholic Students Win Gold, Bronze Medals at Skills Canada

Niagara Catholic Director of Education John Crocco is extremely proud to announce that all three Niagara Catholic students who travelled to Moncton, New Brunswick this week to participate in the Skills Canada national technology skills competition are returning with medals.

Alex DiPaola, a Grade 12 student at Notre Dame College School, won a Gold medal in the Mechanical CADD event. This is his second straight trip to the Nationals. Last year, he won a Bronze medal at the Skills Canada event in Saskatoon.

Justin Schulz, a Grade 12 student at Lakeshore Catholic High School won a Bronze medal in the Carpentry event in his first trip to Skills Canada, and Yaman Abouibaid, a Grade 11 student at Denis Morris Catholic High School, also won a Bronze medal in his event, Website Design.

“I am so tremendously proud of these three young men, each of whom exemplifies commitment and dedication to his chosen field,” said Mr. Crocco. “This outstanding result is indicative of the hard work that they have put into preparing for Skills Canada, and is truly a measure of their characters. I congratulate Alex, Justin and Yaman for their impressive showing at Skills Canada, and also extend my appreciation to the exemplary Catholic educators who helped prepare them for all levels of competition this year. I also congratulate the parents and families of these three talented and respectful young men who proudly represented their schools and Niagara Catholic at this national competition.”

The students were accompanied by teacher-mentors Sergio Borghesi (Alex), Tino Nuccitteli (Justin) and Carl Mazur (Yaman).

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