Perry’s Twogood, Patrick place at annual DMACC/IADA auto skills meet

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PHS students Timothy Twogood, left, and Devin Patrick work on a problem during the hands-on portion of the DMACC/IADA Automotive Skills Contest held last fall in Ankeny. Photo courtesy Dan Ivis

Perry High School students Timothy Twogood and Devin Patrick took fifth-place in the skills competition at the 24th annual DMACC/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) Automotive Skills Contest held at DMACC’s Ankeny campus in late October.

As rewards for winning, Twogood and Patrick received numerous tools and supplies donated by the IADA. A total of nearly $21,000 worth of tools and equipment was awarded to contestants in all events.

Seven other teams from around Iowa competed in the annual automotive meet. Austin Schumacher and Alex Fangmann from West Delaware High School took first place. They were followed by teams from Algona and the DMACC Ankeny Career Academy.

Along with Perry High School, student competitors came from the DMACC Ames Career Academy, Des Moines Central Campus, Mount Pleasant Hill School and Nodaway Valley High School.

The two-member teams qualified for the hands-on portion of the Automotive Skills Contest by earning the highest average scores on a written test. Nearly 300 students representing 17 Iowa high schools competed in the written portion of the contest.

The DMACC Foundation also provided $1,000 scholarships to each of the first-place finishers, with $600 scholarships going to the second-place winners, $400 scholarships to the third- and $250 scholarships to the fourth-place finishers.

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