The Durant High School ACE (Associated Builders and Contractors) students attended the Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa Carpentry Competition Dec. 22 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Tim Rouse took five students from the Durant ACE program to compete along side other high school students in building a doghouse from the ground up. Each team received building plans and materials to build their doghouse and had four hours to complete the project. Each team’s doghouse was judged on accuracy, technique and teamwork. The Durant ACE students received fifth place in the competition. Pictured from left to right: Koby Paulsen, Brian Graves, counselor Kristy Badtram, Kaylee Behrensmeyer, Tessa Brandenburg-Paxton, Jason Arp, Trace Seligman, Spencer Meinert, Tyler Ostofi. Terry Esbaum not pictured. After completing their doghouse, the students took it back to Durant to put the finishing touches on it – complete with siding and a shingled roof. The students planned to give the doghouse to one of their own teammates with dogs or use it as a new can collector for the football stadium.