On April 26, 2018, MHS students had the opportunity to compete in the 2018 South West Regional Skills Canada Competition, which is 1 of 9 regional events held throughout Alberta. The Regional Skills events showcase trades and technology occupations and reward students for their performance and commitment to these career paths. The Regional Competition is designed to develop a career awareness strategy that motivates youth to consider trades and technology occupations as a first-choice career option.
Magrath High School students competed in carpentry, baking and hairstyling and came away with one silver medal and two bronze medals.
Representing MHS in the carpentry competition Matt Jackson was able to efficiently complete his assigned task of building a small picnic table. He was able to quickly determine what needed to be done and worked efficiently to produce a great final product.
In the baking competition, MHS was represented by Sam Jackson. He was tasked with making a challah bread, eclairs, shortbread cookies, and a decorated cake, all in four hours, with the final product both looking good and tasting good. He did an outstanding job! Sam was awarded a bronze medal and was recognized for exhibiting great creativity in the presentation of his products and the judges were very pleased with the taste of his items.
Students from Magrath also competed in the hairstyling competition and did very well. Kate Boehme and Abby Zobel competed in junior hairstyling (braiding) and Kate Boehme received a Bronze medal.
Kate Boehme competed in the intermediate hairstyling (bridal) and received a silver medal. She was the only individual in the South West Region to be awarded medals in two events! "This was Magrath High School's first year to compete in hairstyling at the Regional Skills Competition," says Mrs. Barb Broadhead, a Cosmetology teacher at Magrath High School. "The girls have been working on their designs for the past two months. As pioneers in this event, they have set the bar high for MHS."
Congratulations to everyone who participated! We are proud to call you MHS students and we look forward to your future success.