Malaspina hairdressing students clip the competition in Provincial and National Skills Canada contest

May 20, 1998 - 5:00pm

Malaspina hairdressing students (left to right, back row) Carmen Knott, Ken Scoretz, Phillip Luu and Lindsay Huddlestan (seated) came away victorious from the 4th Canadian Skills Competition held May 14 to 16 at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre.

It was the first time hairdressing was included in the Canadian Skills Competition which gives Canada's top students and apprentices in trades and high technology areas the opportunity to test their skills and knowledge against industry standards and their peers.

Malaspina hairdressing instructor Gail Brown said, "Our students did really well against students from all across Canada. Every province was represented. We are really proud of the entire class who supported the competition. It was a team effort."

Carmen Knott won a third place in the provincial and fifth in the national contest. Ken Scoretz took second in the provincial and sixth in the national ladies competition. Lindsay Huddlestan took first in the provincial and fourth in the national in the ladies competition. Phillip Luu took first place in the provincial men's competition and a second in the national.

Phillip Luu will go to Toronto in November to compete for the national title and a chance to go on to the World Skills Competition to be held in Montreal in 1999.

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