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Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:11 p.m. CST
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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