Aidan and teacher Phil Lepine in their Team BC shirts.

Okanagan student golden at national web competition

Armstrong student at Skills Canada in Halifax

UPDATE: Thursday, May 30

Congrats to Armstrong’s Aidan Eglin who won gold in website design at Skills Canada in Halifax Thursday, May 30.

Eglin, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School, competed May 28-29 in the technology division at Skills Canada in Halifax. His website entry on a Maritime Seafood Restaurant was judged the best of all the national competitors.

Immediately after the medal ceremony, teacher Phil Lepine texted that the two of them are excited and exhausted!

“We don’t know yet how the judges scored, but my observations were that Aidan completed the tests in a fast time and his web page worked well without any visible flaws.

“A few of the other competitors were saying the tasks were rigorous and they thought they had flaws in their code.”

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Each year, more than 550 competitors from all regions of Canada come to Skills Canada to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions. Typically those competing have advanced through regional and provincial championships.

To get to the nationals, Eglin won gold in the website development competition at the provincial level in April.

See: Armstrong student shows skill at provincial competition

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An Armstrong student’s skills are up to the test, against Canada’s best.

“All of us at SD83 are wishing good luck to Aidan Eglin! Aidan, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School, is competing (May 28) and (May 29) in the technology division at Skills Canada in Halifax,” the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District reports.

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Each year, more than 550 competitors from all regions of Canada come to Skills Canada to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions. Typically those competing have advanced through regional and provincial championships.

“Aidan won gold in the website development competition at the provincial level in April. Now, as a member of team B.C., he is competing at the national level against other website development provincial winners!” the district states.

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In Halifax the competitors have been given the task is to build a website for a Maritime Seafood Restaurant.

Teacher Phil Lepine, who is in Halifax with Eglin, says the competition included six hours on the “front end” website development. Wednesday was another five hours of competition and it is the “back end” or server development.


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Aidan Eglin builds a website during the Skills Canada competition in Halifax Wednesday. (SD83 photo)

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