Tuscola High School students placed first and second in the Western High School Welding Competition May 11 at Tuscola. Keith Wyatt placed first, earning himself a full tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School, which has campuses in Florida and Oklahoma. Just below Wyatt on the podium was Luke Smith who earned a half-tuition scholarship. They also were awarded welding gear prizes.
The contestants were judged on their ability to perform vertical, horizontal, flat and overhead welds. In addition, they also were judged on their ability to read and follow blue prints. Michael Milner of Joe’s Welding Service in Waynesville judged the competition.