Stpehanie Rachel-Kuepfer, left, gets announced as the gold medal winner for esthetics. She represented St. Lawrence College in Kingston. (Photo provided by Claudia Aguilar)

UPDATE: Bluevale Native Wins Gold At Ontario And National Skills Competition

A Bluevale native attending post-secondary in Kingston had a great showing at the recent Ontario Skills Competition, and subsequent Nationals competition.

Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer of St. Lawrence College in Kingston won a gold medal in her area of expertise, aesthetics, at the prestigious competition, earning herself a berth in the national competition in Winnipeg which took place May 31st to June 3rd. Stephanie also took the gold at the Nationals. This was the 9th straight year a St. Lawrence student won the aesthetics gold.

Skills Ontario partners provided roughly $10 million in support for the materials used by 2,300 competitors from post-secondary, high school and elementary programs.

Toronto played host to the Ontario Skills Competition for the first time in 19 years, previously held in Waterloo during that time.

Stephanie Rachel-Kuepfer with her gold medal in esthetics at the Nationals Skills Competition in Winnipeg. (Phot provided by Claudia Aguilar)

Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer with her gold medal in aesthetics at the Nationals Skills Competition in Winnipeg. (Photo provided by Claudia Aguilar)

Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer in front of her display at the National Skills Competition in Winnipeg, where she won gold for esthetics. (Photo provided by Claudia Aguilar)

Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer in front of her display at the National Skills Competition in Winnipeg, where she won gold for aesthetics. (Photo provided by Claudia Aguilar)

Standing in front of the aesthetics competition sign, Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer smiles after securing the gold medal in aesthetics at the National Skills Competition in Winnipeg. (Photo provided by Claudia Aguilar)

Standing in front of the aesthetics competition sign, Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer smiles after securing the gold medal in aesthetics at the National Skills Competition in Winnipeg. (Photo provided by Claudia Aguilar)