Congrats to 2024 high school weld invitational winners

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Black Hawk College recently hosted the 6th Annual T-Joint Fillet Weld Invitational at the college’s Welding and Skilled Trades Center in downtown Kewanee.

The goal is to provide a competitive welding contest in a state-of-the-art welding facility that gives high school students an opportunity to test their skills. A total of 49 students from seven high schools registered for the competition.

Top 3 teams

  1. Sherrard High School, Team 1
  2. Mercer County High School, Team 1
  3. Knoxville High School

 Top 10 individuals

  1. Keegan Miller – Sherrard, Team 1
  2. Levi Schurr – Sherrard, Team 1
  3. Hunter Breiby – Sherrard, Team 1
  4. Michael Brown – Mercer County, Team 1
  5. Hunter Cederstrom – Sherrard, Team 1
  6. Noah Parr – Orion High School
  7. Jason Dailey – Kewanee High School, Team 1
  8. Bodie Salmon – Mercer County, Team 2
  9. Dalton Hutchinson – Knoxville
  10. Noah Daily – Knoxville

high school student wearing protective equipment and welding

Also participating were students from Rockridge High School and ROWVA High School.

View photos from the contest – including all of the winning teams and individuals – on Facebook.

Thanks to Martin Engineering in Neponset for sponsoring the contest for the sixth year!

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