Five Pike-Lincoln Technical Center students, along with their instructor Aaron Ervin, headed to Nevada, MO to participate in Missouri Welding Institute’s annual contest. This is the 2nd year that PLTC students have participated in the contest.
The students arrived at 8:00 and finally left at 4:00 after a full day of showing off their welding skills. The five PLTC students were competing against 150 other students from throughout the area. The students from PLTC were: Malone Wilmes, Maverick Wilmes, Trey Jines, Tucker Stewart, and Matt Huber. All student competitors received a $750 scholarship to MWI.
After everything was completed, Trey Jines, a PLTC student from BGHS, placed 10th in the contest. Maverick Wilmes, a PTLC student from Silex, placed 8th. His brother, Malone Wilmes, placed 1st in the contest! Malone came home with a Lincoln Welder/Generator and a full scholarship to MWI. Additionally, an ACE Welding fume extractor was donated to PLTC because of Malone’s first place win.
Congratulations to all of the students who represented PLTC so well this year!