Skills Canada

North Peace Secondary School Students Shine at Skills Canada British Columbia Provincial Competition

Photo – Brant Churchill   

(Fort St John, April 18th, 2024)- North Peace Secondary School is proud to announce the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent Skills Canada British Columbia provincial competition. Demonstrating exceptional talent and dedication, NPSS students secured top honors in both the Vex Robotics and Hairstylist competitions.

In the highly competitive Vex Robotics category, North Peace Secondary School students clinched both Gold and Silver medals, showcasing their prowess in STEM education and robotics engineering. The Gold Medal was awarded to the dynamic duo of Nolan Cote and Josh Coenders, whose innovative approach and technical proficiency impressed judges and competitors alike. Additionally, the Silver Medal was claimed by the team of Bradley Crawford and Lucas Benko, highlighting NPSS’s depth of talent in robotics.

Adding to the school’s achievements, Ariel Hesketh emerged victorious in the Secondary Hairstylist competition, securing the Bronze medal. Hesketh’s exceptional skills and creativity in hairstyling stood out in a field of talented competitors, further solidifying North Peace Secondary School’s reputation for excellence across multiple disciplines.

The success of NPSS students at the Skills Canada British Columbia provincial competition underscores the school’s commitment to nurturing talent, fostering innovation, and preparing students for success in various fields. Through hands-on learning experiences and dedicated mentorship, NPSS continues to empower students to reach their full potential and excel in both academic and vocational pursuits.

North Peace Secondary School extends its heartfelt congratulations to Nolan Cote, Josh Coenders, Bradley Crawford, Lucas Benko, and Ariel Hesketh for their outstanding achievements. Their accomplishments serve as an inspiration to their peers and a testament to the school’s dedication to excellence.

For more information about North Peace Secondary School and its programs, please visit or phone 250-785-4429