Trinity Dadzie, a Grade 12 student from Central Collegiate, participated and took home silver in her category at the Skills Canada Saskatchewan Competition.
The event took place at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus on April 28. Post-secondary and high school students were invited to compete in over 25 categories to showcase their talents and potentially win a medal.
Dadzie and her competitors were tasked with designing a black jacket with a pattern. Some of the specifications included a collar/lapel, zipper, darts, set-in sleeves, double welted pockets, snaps, and d-rings.
Dadzie's jacket is designed to make it shorter in the front and longer in the back. Dadzie said she drew inspiration from dresses designed this way and wanted to create a jacket that had a similar style.
This was not the first time Dadzie had encountered a Skills Canada Saskatchewan Competition.
"When I was in Grade 10, it was something I was participating in. Because of COVID, we did it online and that took place at school," Dadzie explained. "It is something I have done before and I decided to continue to help improve my skills."
Dadzie was overjoyed when she heard the news that she won the silver medal in her category.
"I was very happy!" Dadzie exclaimed. "Given the time limit that I had, it was amazing."
Dadzie wanted to extend a huge thank you to her Clothing and Textiles teacher Chantel Mack for all her work and support of Dadzie in the days leading up to the competition.