|Miranda Van Loon|
Matthew Halton High School grade 10 student Miranda Van Loon recently won a Silver Medal in the Job Skills Demonstration category at the 2015 Skills Canada Alberta Provincials held at the Edmonton Expo Centre on May 13 and 14. According to Van Loon, approximately 700 competitors participated, and 43 trades were represented at the competition. "The Job Skills had 10, Welding had 21. I was up against 9."
Was she excited to win the award? "Oh yeah!"
Van Loon said there were three judges, two men and a woman, and she believes her approach may have been what set her apart. She said that one of her competitors explained what she was doing as she demonstrated the act of making cheesecake. "Whereas I had the history of cheesecake, and I introduced everything, and the other competitors really lacked that."