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Most competitors ever for Saturday's Skills Canada challenge in St. John's

Students from all over Newfoundland and Labrador showed up in St. John's Saturday to compete in the Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge.

Junior high students from across the province compete

Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge held in St. John's

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Close to 400 junior high school students took part in the one day event on Saturday.

Students from all over Newfoundland and Labrador showed up in St. John's Saturday to compete in the Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge.

Roughly 400 junior high schoolers took part in the one-day event at the College of the North Atlantic's Prince Philip Drive campus.

"Each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger," said John Oates, Skills Canada national board president.

"We have the highest number of competitors here that we have ever had."

Oates said this is the 14th year Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador has hosted this event. 

Winners of the competitions will return in the spring to test their skills against high school and post-secondary students. 

You can see some of the action in the video above. 

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