Shelbyville Daily Union

Education

April 23, 2013

SHS students compete in welding contest

Shelbyville High School students Chase Jackson, Luke McConnell, and Matthew White participated in “Flight B” of the competition with 81 total competitors on April 12 in the Midwest Technical Institute Welding Contest.

The top ten are recognized with the top three receiving cash prizes. Matthew White placed 10th.

The competition involved a written test, reading a blueprint with dimensions, welding symbols and welding processes. The competitors then used the blueprint to build the required project to specifications. The welding processes used were SMAW commonly referred to as “Stick” welding and SMAW commonly referred to as “Mig” welding.

“The main purpose for the competition is to learn the expectations in the field of welding. It also gives our students a chance to visit a technical school in the area,” said instructor Greg Reynolds. “All three students performed well and represented our community, school, and the welding program in a professional manner. This was our second year to compete.”

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