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Gordon Graydon Students Take Flexo Top Honours

April 14, 2011  By

Four students from Peel Region’s Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School once again brought home the top honours from the annual Phoenix Challenge International Flexographic Skills Competition in North Carolina.

The team of Chang Wang and Sharon Mai took the Gold Medal, which includes a US$1,000 bursary each. The team attained the top score of 574 out of a possible 600. The second team of Li-Anne Chang and Elina Shafigullina placed second with a score of 550.

“Watching Chong and Sharon work together on the press was like watching synchronized swimming,” said Bettylyn Krafft, the Events Chair and Event Organizer.


Gordon Graydon has a long history of excellence at the Phoenix Challenge competition, taking home the top honour the past five years. The competition attracts teams from all over North America; this year students participated from schools in Oklahoma, New Jersey, Indiana, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina and Ohio. An all-female team from New Jersey took third place with a score of 542.

The Phoenix Challenge Foundation was founded in 1998 as an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization of industry professionals dedicated to the recruitment and development of the future workforce for flexography.

To support and find out more about the Gordon Graydon flexo program, contact Peter Belanger.

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