Five Abbotsford students won gold medals at the BC Skills Contest on Wednesday at Tradex and have advanced to the national competition.
Elijah Baluyan and Karmyn Chretien of Robert Bateman Secondary took gold in 2D computer animation, while Patty Chomseng and Monica Sivongsa of Rick Hansen Secondary won in 3D computer animation.
Also winning gold at Tradex was Dawson Procee of Abbotsford Senior Secondary in welding.
Abbotsford students who won silver medals at the BC Skills Contest were: Santiago Parades-Mayora, Robert Bateman Secondary, in architectural CAD; Alvin Bergen, W. J. Mouat, in carpentry; and Travis Klassen, W. J. Mouat, in electrical wiring.
Bronze medals were awarded to: Jade Lui, Robert Bateman, in hairdressing; and Jordan Boyes, Robert Bateman, in automotive service.
The Skills Canada Competition takes place June 4 to 7 in Toronto.
Elementary school students also participated at the Tradex event in junior skills competitions that included the gravity vehicle race, spaghetti bridge and GearBots.
Abbotsford medal winners were: Jessica Langager and Joshua Langager, gold in GearBots; Jordan Mao and Justin Zhu, silver in GearBots; and John McRoberts and Oleg Moskin, silver in the spaghetti bridge competition.
The junior skills winners do not advance to the national competition.