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The top 10 winners at the second High School Welding Competition are (from left) Dustin Locey of DeWitt High School in Iowa, sixth place; Trinity Pooley of Scales Mound High School, ninth place; Micah Miller of Sterling High School and Whiteside Area Career Center, 10th place; Dusty Miller of Putnam County High School, third place; Jacob Bohm of WACC and Bureau Valley High School, first place; Jake Kasperski of Putnam County, second place; Trevor Reynolds of Muscatine High School in Iowa, fifth place; John Dierdes of Calamus-Wheatland High School in Iowa, eighth place; Grant Sievers of DeWitt High School, fourth place; and Daniel Hatfield of West High School in Davenport, Iowa, sixth place. Photo submitted by Adam May.
The top 10 winners at the second High School Welding Competition are (from left) Dustin Locey of DeWitt High School in Iowa, sixth place; Trinity Pooley of Scales Mound High School, ninth place; Micah Miller of Sterling High School and Whiteside Area Career Center, 10th place; Dusty Miller of Putnam County High School, third place; Jacob Bohm of WACC and Bureau Valley High School, first place; Jake Kasperski of Putnam County, second place; Trevor Reynolds of Muscatine High School in Iowa, fifth place; John Dierdes of Calamus-Wheatland High School in Iowa, eighth place; Grant Sievers of DeWitt High School, fourth place; and Daniel Hatfield of West High School in Davenport, Iowa, sixth place. Photo submitted by Adam May.

MANLIUS – Jacob Bohm of Walnut, a Whiteside Area Career Center student in Sterling, won Midwest Technical Institute’s second High School Welding Competition.

The contest was April 5 at the institute’s Quad Cities campus in Moline. Bohm also attends Bureau Valley High School.

He earned a trophy and $500.

Micah Miller, a Sterling High School student attending WACC, took 10th place. He received a medal.

Fifty-seven students from 10 schools competed.

They were given pieces of raw metal, a blueprint, and were asked to create a project using arc and metal inert gas welding techniques.

Competitors also took a written exam covering terminology and blueprint reading.

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