A team of four high school welding students from Salina Area Technical College placed first at North Central Kansas Technical College’s annual Gas Metal Arc Welding Invitational recently.
The competition in Beloit attracted 132 welding students from 36 schools across Kansas.
Members of the Salina Tech team placed as follows:
· Trevor Johnson, a senior at Salina South High School, placed first
· Austin Weber, a senior at Chapman High School, placed third
· Dane Free, a junior at Salina Central High School, placed 14th
· Braxton Blake, a senior at Southeast of Saline High School, placed 17th
Salina Tech teams have consistently scored well at the event, also taking first place in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.