Today, staff and students gathered in the gymnasium to recognize some technology program awards. It was great to see everyone in the gym to celebrate student achievement at GCHS.
Mr. Haslam recognized Dallas Fisher and Alex Fortier for their Regional Win in the OSSTF Student Achievement Awards. Their video, “Survivorman” was recognized as being funny and thoughtful.
Next, Mr. Leclair recognized a number of students for their achievements in Skills Ontario competitions, both regionally in Thunder Bay and provincially in Toronto. Projects included building dog houses and park benches. Students in the competition have no idea what they are building until the competition starts, and our students did well. Alanna Koning, Chris Ferraro, Matthew Allen, and Austin Whatley were all applauded by staff and students.
Finally, Alanna Koning was recognized by Mr. Leclair for her performance in the CNC/Woodworking category at the provincial SkillsOntario competition. This was the first time GCHS participated in the contest and Alanna did not disappoint. The theme of the project was to create something that honours either a teacher or student in his or her school. Alanna chose to honour Mr. Haslam for all of his hard work with Outers, Communication, and Tech endeavours. She surprised Mr. Haslam with a plaque she designed and created using the CNC router at the competition. For her work, Alanna was awarded a gold medal!
A huge congratulations to Alanna – and to all of our award winners. Geraldton Composite High School has a proud history of technical programs, which have led to many successful careers for our graduates both in Greenstone and abroad.