High school students earn scholarships at Kilgore College welding contest

High school students earn scholarships at Kilgore College welding contest

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - High school students from across East Texas showcased their welding skills Friday morning during the fourth annual welding content at Kilgore College.

Kilgore College Welding Technology program and the KC Welding Club hosted the event.

High school students from 10 area school districts are competing. Those districts are Cushing, DeKalb, Douglass, Henderson, Longview, Mount Enterprise, Pittsburg, Sabine, Tatum and White Oak.

The students were competing for KC Welding Technology scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 and additional welding-related prizes.

The winners were announced Friday afternoon.

Jose Landin from Longview High School earned the top prize April 12 at the fourth annual High School Welding Contest at Kilgore College.

The contest, sponsored by the KC Welding Technology program and the KC Welding Club, had high school students competing from 10 area school districts.

Landin won a $1,500 KC scholarship thanks to Eastman Chemical Company, a $1,000 scholarship from District 17 of the American Welding Society, a Miller welding machine cutting rig and a Millerwelding mask.

Second place in the contest was David Luna from Pittsburg High School, winning a $1,500 KC scholarship thanks to Saulsbury Industries, an ESAB welding hood and a Victor torch-cutting rig.

Luis Castro from Longview High School earned third place, winning a $1,000 KC scholarship thanks to General Dynamics/SATCOM and a Harris torch-cutting set.

Fourth place was awarded to Charli Marcantel from Kilgore High School, winning a $500 KC scholarship thanks to the KC Welding Club and a Miller Elite welding hood.

Marvin Cruz from Longview High School earned fifth place, winning a Lincoln welding hood.

Sponsors of the scholarships are Eastman Chemical Company, $1,500; Saulsbury Industries, $1,500; General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, $1,000; and the KC Welding Club, $500.

Welding Technology at KC is taught by instructors Cody Edwards and Evan Radulescu.

Click here for more information on the KC Welding Technology program.

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