Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Four welding students from Edmonson County High School competed in a national welding competition this past weekend in Jacksonville, Florida.
Students Elijah Mansfield, Nathaniel Woodcock, Logan Lindsey, and Devin Smith traveled with ECHS instructor Brandon Meredith to the Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, which is the largest welding school in the United States.
The students competed for tuition coverage and other numerous prizes. It's the first time in several years ECHS has competed in a similar competition.
"We have excellent vocational programs at Edmonson County High School," said Principal Brian Alexander. "There is a high demand for skilled welding and fabrication and I have no doubt our students can excel in those fields. We're very proud of the effort put forth from our kids in this competition."
Tulsa Welding School has campuses in Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida. The school says it has more than 20K graduates.