The SkillsUSA masonry and carpentry local competitions were held in the shops last week, with Josh Schneider 1W5 coming in first place in masonry and Bill Davis 1W5 coming in first place in carpentry.
Cody Palmer 1W6 came in second in the masonry competition and Mike Vega 1W6 came in third. In carpentry, Jake Dellipriscoli 1W5 came in second and Chris Clements 1W5 came in third.
Five students competed in the carpentry competition, making a roof section and a dormer. Other competitors were juniors Ruben Silva and Alex Wilwert.
Competing in the masonry competition were all seniors and juniors and three freshmen. The seniors and juniors were required to participate because it counts as their fall semester final exam and 25% of their grade. Three freshmen volunteered to compete.
The masonry project included working with concrete, block, and brick, and inside and outside corners, decorative panels, and a rowlock cap.
Schneider and Davis will compete in the district competitions at Central Montco Technical High School February 10-12.
Williamson is grateful for the support of Tague Lumber who, for the second year in a row, generously donated the materials to make the carpentry competition possible.
Williamson is also grateful to Diener Brick for their donation of brick and block for the masonry competition. Michael Clements 8W2, a sales manager for Deiner, arranged the donation after the masonry students helped out at the Bricklayers 500 held at Fizzano Brothers this fall.