Dunwoody students performed well again this year in the SkillsUSA Minnesota Contest held last weekend at various locations in the Twin Cities, including the Dunwoody campus.
The Collision students, advised by Bruce Graffunder and Bob Brandon, made a complete sweep of the awards, taking first through fourth place in the contest. Kevin Wendt advised two teams for the Web Design contest, and they placed first and second.
Overall, 16 Dunwoody students competed in seven contests, including Collision, Automotive Refinishing, HVAC, Computer Programming, Computer Maintenance, Web Design, and Internetworking. The students medaled in five of the contests with three in first place, two in second place, three in third place, and two in fourth place. The full results are:
Collision Repair– Advisors: Bruce Graffunder and Bob Brandon
1st: Erik Campion
2nd: Trevor Multhaup
3rd: Huey Lewis
4th: Andy LaRue
Internetworking – Advisors: Rob Bentz and Dave Mansheffer
1st: Donald Geer
Computer Web Design –Advisor: Kevin Wendt
1st Place Team: Joe Packer and Brett Lidfors
2nd Place Team: Martin Sheeks and Brady Skaurad
Automotive Refinishing – Advisors: Bruce Graffunder and Bob Brandon
3rd: Erik Campion
4th: Huey Lewis
Computer Maintenance – Advisor: Dave Mansheffer
3rd: Lee Reiners
The first place winners are eligible to compete at the national SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Mo., June 24–28.
Kevin Wendt and Bruce Graffunder will be attending the national competition as advisors for the contests. Four Dunwoody faculty members are going to the national competition to judge: Lonny Lunn and Dave Duval for the Automotive competition, Heather Gay for the Teamworks competition, and Polly Friendshuh for the Electrical Construction Wiring competition.
For more information about SkillsUSA Minnesota, visit www.mnskillsusa.org.
SkillsUSA Minnesota is part of a national organization that serves over a quarter million student members annually, organized into more than 14,700 chapters and 54 state and territorial associations (including Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands). The Minnesota Association has offered leadership opportunities to over 200,000 student members since 1967, with a current annual membership of over 3,000. There are chapters in 29 technical colleges and 50 high schools or cooperative centers, with potential to serve many more. SkillsUSA is governed by a Board of Directors, elected from teachers that advise local chapters, and representing both the high school and college divisions and industry representatives. All programs are offered as integral to the curriculum.