Competing against the nation's best collegiate industrial arts students, two Brigham Young University students won honors at the Vocational Industrial Club of America's national competition in Wichita, Kan.
Kimberley Clayton, from Salem, Utah County, won a gold medal in the job interview competition, while Gregory Radley of Simi Valley, Calif., won a silver medal in cabinet making.Winners of the VICA competition for the state of Utah in their respective categories, Clayton and Radley competed against state champions from the 49 other states.
In the job interview competition, participants submitted resumes and answered questions from judges posing as potential employers.
Clayton, who competed as a candidate seeking a graphic arts teacher position, survived two rounds of interviews to win the gold medal.
In Radley's event, participants were given blueprints for a kitchen cabinet and were asked to build it from scratch in four hours or less. Only three entrants, including Radley, completed the project.
Mike Wegner, a BYU student and a Utah state VICA champion in computer-aided drafting, also competed in Wichita and placed among the top 10 percent in his craft.