NCCC Welding Program
For the second year in a row, welders from Chanute High School placed among the highest in the State Skills USA High School Division Welding Competition held at the Wichita Area Technical College on Thursday, April 15. Josh Tull, Senior, took 1st place, James Smith, Senior, placed 5th and Corey Stout, Senior, placed 6th. Contestants were judged on tig, mig, stick, flux core and aluminum tig welding processes. They were given points based on weld placement, size, safety procedures and conformance to an industry standard blueprint . Judges were from Wichita-based businesses and industries. Chanute was the only entrant with three top ten finishers. There were a total of 29 competitors from an estimated 15 schools. Tull plans to attend NCCC after graduation and then wants to pursue an engineering degree. Smith and Stout are undecided on plans after graduation. Chanute will advance to the National Welding Competition to be held at Bartle Hall, Kansas City, Missouri in June.
Josh Tull, the student that won State twice in a row, placed 6th at Nationals which gave him the chance to try out for international. Unfortunately Josh did not make it. Josh at present has graduated from Chanute High School and is continuing college here at NCCC. Way to go Josh.