Students from ADM’s Industrial Technology and Engineering Department recently competed in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Competition. This is the premier skilled trades and leadership competition in the state of Iowa with schools from all over the state competing in different events.

ADM student Penn Weieneth competed in the Cabinetry competition where he was tasked with building a full-size base kitchen cabinet with a drawer and a door in 6.5 hours from scratch. Penn completed his task with over a half hour of time remaining.

ADM students Wesley Royer, Chase Simons, and Sydney Kuhse competed in the individual carpentry competition. The students were given a set of plans and materials to build a miniature Morton Building from the ground up. They had 7 hours to complete this competition. All 3 students did a great job managing their time and materials in an attempt to complete the job the right way according to the plans.

Chase Simons finished in second place and Wesley Royer placed 1st in the state in carpentry! Wesley’s 1st place win earned him the eligibility to attend the National Competition this summer in Atlanta Georgia!