Teamwork Big Part Of Construction Competition

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Students take written tests at the construction championships.

Woodshop students competed at the Arizona Construction Championships in February.

"We did very well this year," said PHS woodshop teacher Richard Alvarez.

The seven competitors were second year students and all juniors at Payson High School. They competed against 268 other Arizona students.

According to Alvarez, one of the important parts of the competition is teamwork while students demonstrate their skills in carpentry, electricity and building the wall of a house. There are also written tests in construction math and general construction.

"Their knowledge showed and their hard work paid off," Alvarez said.

First place winners took home 7 1/4-inch skill saws that retail for around $260. The rest received medals. This is the fourth year Alvarez's students have competed.

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