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Barneveld students win national building competition

A group of four Barneveld High School students recently won the 2022 SkillsUSA TeamWorks Championship at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Agri-View reported.

Twenty-seven teams from across the country participated in the competition, focused on working as a team to build a structure. Every group was given a blueprint and instructions the first day of the competition. Teams were required to write an action plan for creating the structure.

The students had to build an 8-by-10-foot structure with a wood floor and second story. All the labor had to be completed within a 12-hour window during the three-day competition.

Barneveld qualified for the national competition after winning state.

“I told the team they’d be competing against the best,” Will Hodgson, coach and technology education teacher, told the newspaper. “They knew they’d face hard work but said they weren’t going to be outworked. When they faced obstacles they didn’t give up; they figured it out. They put their minds to the test.”

Barneveld High School junior Billy Carden contributed his plumbing abilities to the competition.

“It was the second time I’d ever done plumbing and the first time was at the state competition,” he told the newspaper. “I feel great about winning gold for Barneveld and Wisconsin. It’s pretty surreal to believe this group of people could succeed in such great things.”

Read the full article on Agri-View’s website.