Members of Dunwoody College’s Skills USA team came away with 8 medals and an honorable mention at last weekend’s Minnesota state competition. The medal haul includes five gold medals, and, for these first place winners, a trip to compete in the National Skills USA competition, which will be held in Kansas City, MO, June 20-24.
The College fielded a team of 22 students who competed in nine contest areas: Architectural Drafting, Automotive Repair, Collision Repair, Automotive Refinishing, Industrial Motor Control, Residential Wiring, Welding, HVAC and Related Technical Math. The medal winners and their faculty advisors are:
Architectural Drafting: (Bridget Reynolds – advisor)
1st Place: Brandon Bomar
2nd Place: Sarah Smook
Automotive Repair: (Austin Lutz – advisor)
1st Place: Ben Anderson
Honorable Mention: Allan Zimney
Collision Repair: (Bruce Graffunder, Bob Brandon – advisors)
1st Place: Jacob Krogstad
Automotive Refinishing: (Bruce Graffunder, Bob Brandon – advisors)
1st Place: Kade Oeltjenbruns
Related Technical Math: (Polly Friendshuh – advisor)
1st Place: Alan Wade Avery
Residential Wiring: (Polly Friendshuh – advisor)
3rd Place: Ashley Chapman
Industrial Motor Control: (Polly Friendshuh – advisor)
3rd Place: Alan Wade Avery
Congratulations to all of the students who competed and many thanks to the faculty who helped get them ready for the competition.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.
View all the photos from the competition on Flickr.