Aidan Scott's looking forward it. He's off to a provincial skills competition in Toronto.

"What draws me to coding is the challenge of it and always being able to learn new things. That's kind of the draw of the competition. The opportunity to learn more and the challenge," he said.

Scott's hoping to study biomedical engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Scott's specialty is computer coding. Seven from Keewatin-Patricia are attending, including photographer Chris Mills, who hopes to become a graphic designer.

"It keeps me under pressure. It shows how I can use programs and use them quickly," he said.

The following students qualified for the provincial competition in early April:

Adam Coulombe of Queen Elizabeth District High School - Welding

Dominic Roy & Caleb Wills of Queen Elizabeth District High School - TV and Video Production

Quinn Hamlyn of Beaver Brae Secondary School - Carpentry

Alexis McGrath of Beaver Brae Secondary School - Baking

Chris Mills of Dryden High School - Photography

Aidan Scott of Dryden High School - Coding

Clarke Boucha of Beaver Brae Secondary School - Outdoor powered equipment

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