Drake Hosts High School Welding Competition
On Monday, October 10, 2011, local high school welding students from area technical programs competed in the 2nd Annual Welding Competition. Students from Dekalb County Center of Technology, Lawrence County Center for Technology, Brewer High School, and Earnest Pruett Center of Technology competed against each other. Contestants welded on Gtaw aluminum, flux core, solid wire, and smaw projects, which are all various types of welding procedures and instruments. The first place winner was a student at Dekalb County Center of Technology, and second and third place winners were students at Earnest Pruett Center of Technology. The judges were Brandon Sexton,Sexton Welding Supply, Ryan Green, Welding Instructor at Drake State, and Forrest Teague, Drake State Welding student and 2010 1st place State High School Welding Contest winner. The students were on Fall Break, and also enjoyed a pizza lunch while at Drake State.