Gananoque Students Rake in Medals

Gananoque Secondary School’s students definitely caught the attention of the folks who were at the national and provincial eliminations of the Skills Canada competitions.

Doing the school proud were Peyton Campbell, who took home a provincial gold and a national silver for the restaurant service event; Tyler Carr, who bagged a silver for the job interview event in the provincial level; and Jeremy Nichols, who took gold for the job skills event in the provincial level. Nichols also won the Dickies Award of Excellence, and an added cash prize of $1,500 for getting the best results at the provincials. With a perfect score of 1,800 points, he easily beat out the other participants. Both Tyler and Jeremy are employed in the kitchen at the Gananoque Inn and are found to be remarkable and very talented young men and well appreciated by the owners and their fellow workers.

Campbell, who joined her 2nd provincial level competition, met her goal of improving last year’s provincial silver win. Her silver at the nationals was unexpected, especially after how she was so nervous competing in such a big stage.

Carr also felt the same way, but kept to what he knew, pulling off a silver in the process.

For Nichols, hardly anything could’ve been sweeter than his silver win in the cooking event. Aside from being busy with school, both Tyler Carr and Jeremy Nichols are working at the Gananoque Inn. They are remarkable and very talented young men and well appreciated by the owners and their fellow workers.

Their teacher Diane Kirkby could not have been any prouder of them. She adds that watching her students win is no doubt the highlight of her career.

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