Welding Students Compete at MWI

Welding Students Compete at MWI
Posted on 01/28/2022

Five seniors in the Central HS welding program competed in the Missouri Welding Institute’s (MWI) annual welding competition. Eight other students attended as observers. “We went to MWI not only to compete but also to learn,” stated Cole Dow, welding instructor. “It was a long day with very strict judging but the USD 305 team had a terrific time.”

  • SHS Senior Trevor Johnson placed 9th out of 400. (The other four were disqualified for minor technicalities.)
  • All contestants received $1,000 scholarship and MWI welding jackets.
  • In a raffle, several students won hoods and welding jackets from Outlaw Hoods.
Trevor Johnson placed 9th
Trevor Johnson, 3rd from left in the top row, placed 9th out of 400.

“All of the students who came as observers graded the welds as an additional exercise so as to learn more about weld deficiencies and how to improve their own welding techniques,” explained Cole. “Everyone participated in the Job Fair as a real-world exercise about how to talk to future employers. Two students got an open offer of $28 to start after their senior graduation.”

Congratulations to all!

 
job fair talk
Zach Johnson, Eva Arb and Ashley Lawler participate in the job fair and talk with national employers about career opportunities.
prize winner
Zadan Anderson holds the $175 Carbon Fiber pipe liner hood he won.
90 min weld off
Grant Sheppard (CHS), Kelsi Mickelson (SHS), Bryson Mitchell (SHS) prepare to enter the 90-minute weld off of position 3F 7018 uphill 4 layer weave and 10 pass stringer competition.
job fair 2
(left to right) Zadan Anderson, Riley Anderson, Zavin Patrick and Dane Free participate in the job fair and talk with national employers about career opportunities.
 
pizza break
Students enjoy pizza and a break!