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MONTREAL MARCH 10 2004- The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) took home 12 medals at the Regional Olympic Skills Gala held on Tues. March 9 at St. Pius X Culinary Institute in Ahuntsic. Four students won gold medals and they will now go on to represent the EMSB at the Provincial Championships in Quebec City April 14-17.

The gold winners were:
Vanessa Chukly-Bonato (Hairdressing)and Patricia-Margaret Tiberio ( Aesthetics from the Laurier Macdonald Career Centre in St. Léonard; Vakhtang Bromberg (Industrial Drafting) from the Rosemount Technology Centre (RTC) and Christopher Kraus ( Professional Cooking) from St. Pius X Culinary Institute.

Silver Award winners were:

  • El Sheikh Ali Mahmoud, RTC , Silver, Machining Techniques
  • Vitalii Cerencov, RTC, Cabinet Making
  • Gordana Zafirovic, St. Pius X, Professional Cooking
  • Jia Liu, RTC, Desktop Publishing
  • Bronze Award winners were:

  • Michael Conciatori, Laurier Macdonald, Auto Mechanics
  • Xianze Cheng, RTC, Numerical Control Machine Tool Operation
  • Zhiying Shao, RTC, Industrial Drafting
  • Melissa Currier, St. Pius X, Restaurant Services
  • EMSB Chairman Dominic Spiridgliozzi addressed those in attendance at the ceremonies, which were hosted by the EMSB. The coordination of these Skills competitions are under the responsibility of Adult Education and Vocational Services (AEVS). Of the 23 programs in the competition, St. Pius X, Laurier Macdonald and RTC participated in 11 of them – the highest number ever recorded for the EMSB.

    Michael J. Cohen
    Communications and Marketing Specialist
    English Montreal School Board
    Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
    Fax: (514) 483-7213