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HRHS students shine at Provincial/National Skills comp

By June 17, 2022No Comments
Brynt Belizar was thrilled to have recently won a gold medal at the Skills Canada provincial skills competition before winning bronze at the national competition. Belizar was also proud to say he brought HRHS its second-ever medal from a national skills competition. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source

 

Students from Holy Rosary High School (HRHS) recently put their skills to the test in the provincial and national Skills Canada competitions and walked away with some serious hardware.

Grade 11 student Brynt Belizar took the gold in photography at the provincial level before winning a bronze at the national level. This was the school’s second-ever medal from a national skills competition.

“This was my first time competing at a skills contest and I was pretty nervous at first, but now that it’s over, I’m free of stress,” he said.

“I’m pretty proud of the medals because it’s not something I really expected.”

Belizar explained the first thing he had to do was start planning for the competition.

“The first idea I had was a total failure and I was stressing about it the entire time, but two days before the competition I came up with a different idea that actually worked well for me,” he said. 

“Instead of completely photoshopping out the background I added some floating objects and matched colour tones.”

Belizar also noted he learned a few things about himself in the process.

“I learned that I’m much more into photography than I thought I was, and I learned there is more to photography than basic adjustments on a computer.”

Grade 10 students Shenel Morrisette and Madison Topel also had something to celebrate after winning a bronze in the provincial video production competition.

 

Madison Topely and Shenel Morrisette hold up their hardware after winning a bronze medal at the Skills Canada Saskatchewan provincial skills competition. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source

 

This year’s video production competition prompt was “something is missing, why is it important,” something the pair quickly had ideas for.

“We choose hope as our ‘thing,’ so in the video we have this glowing orb that represents hope,” said Morrisette. “Madison was the actress in the video and she had lost hope, so she goes around putting ‘missing’ posters for hope around the school.”

“At the end of the video we talked about the importance of hope and how it keeps you going,” added Topel.

“Hope is always just around the corner, that was the idea.”

As was the case with Belizar, this was the first time the two long-time friends have competed in a Skills Canada competition, but it won’t be the last time.

“It’s a really good experience and I’m really interested in seeing other people’s videos and learning more about their process and how it works,” said Morrisette. 

“We’re also both a bit competitive, so this was definitely a great experience overall.”