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Welders in National Competition This Week
West Side Staff
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

West Side’s four state-champion welders joined some 16,000 students, teachers, and adults in Louisville, Ky., for the National Leadership and Skills Conference, where they will compete against the nation’s best.

Welder Payton Dean and the Welding Fabrication team of Tristen Cottrell, Dillon Perkins, and David Maxey compete this week in metal working, while about 6,000 students from across the country will compete in trade, technical, and leadership competitions.

Welding instructor Randy Carr has had high success in recent years with welders at state and national competition, with two former students finishing in the Top 3 in the country last year, narrowly missing an opportunity to represent the United States in worldwide competition in Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Carr said that he thanks God for all the success that he has had with the program.