The 3 engineers

The eighth-grade Waunakee Middle School SkillsUSA Engineering Team of Samuel Anderson, Matthew Varela and Cole Kleinsteiber took first place at the SkillsUSA National Championship in the category of Middle School Team Engineering. Cole, Matthew and Samuel, along with parents, visited advisor Dave Burgard’s room at the school June 24 to view the awards presentation virtually where they learned of the first-place ranking. The team took on the Extreme Recycling Challenge, creating a machine to sort recyclables with only materials provided as part of the challenge.