News Release


Stamford Collegiate Student Owns the Podium in Halifax

May 31, 2019

Stamford Collegiate in Niagara Falls is home to the top student stylist in the nation. Michael Shannon earned a national gold medal in the hairstyling competition at the 25th annual Skills Canada National Competition in Halifax, held on May 28 and 29.

“This is an outstanding achievement,” said Roy Smith, DSBN Technology and Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) Consultant. “Michael was able to build on his experience at last year’s competition where he won silver and captured national gold this year. His hard work and dedication were evident throughout the competition.” At this year’s competition, Shannon also received the Best of Region award for the highest score.

Port Colborne High School can also be proud of its representative at the Skills Canada competitions. Myles Jackson finished sixth in all of Canada in welding. “The competition was extremely close, with only a few points separating the top ten placements. Myles put in an outstanding performance,” added Smith.

Both Michael Shannon and Myles Jackson earned the right to compete at the national competitions by winning gold medals in the provincial competitions held in Toronto in early May.

DSBN Director of Education Warren Hoshizaki also congratulated both students for representing the DSBN with pride and “showing us that excellence is a process. Both Michael and Myles put in many long hours working with their teachers, honing their skills, and persevering through adversity. They should be very proud of what they’ve achieved.”