Marion students win welding contest

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.

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