Several Marion High School students competed in the NCKTC High School Invitational gas metal arc welding contest Friday.
The team placed first, with six students placing individually: Clint Kroupa, second; Seth Snelling, fourth; Zac Lewman, fifth; Raleigh Kroupa, seventh; John Nordquist, 18th; and Sean Buchanan, 21st.
Team members were required to read and interpret blueprints to correctly place and perform welds, and took a written test. Other students competing were Bret Voth and Dylan Carpenter.
Nineteen schools and 30 teams competed.