Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Pella’s Principles of Engineering Class.

Watch Miller-Meeks’ speech and read her remarks as prepared for delivery below:

Thank you, Mdm. Speaker, I rise today to honor the accomplishments of some outstanding students in my district.

Recently, Pella High School’s Principles of Engineering class won the high school division of the Build Iowa’s Future Design Challenge. This challenge gives students the opportunity to create innovative projects to help improve their community.

The class designed an advanced manufacturing lab to be created at The Career Academy of Pella to provide experiences and opportunities for students looking to pursue a career in manufacturing.

Congratulations to Isaac, Crista, Jack, Stephen, Kaysar, Emmalee, Grace, Wyatt, and Jackson on the win!

I am thrilled to see local high schoolers introduce innovative solutions to the growing field of manufacturing, and I am excited to see these students become the leaders of tomorrow.

Thank you, Mdm. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.