Calhoun High School team wins first place in VCs first-ever Welding Rodeo

Victoria College hosted the first-ever Welding Rodeo on Feb. 20 with15 students from four area high schools in competition. The Welding Rodeo celebrated the students’ welding skills by offering them a venue to showcase their work. Students from Calhoun High School, Victoria East Career and Technical Institute, Gonzales High School and Waelder High School competed in the event. Teams selected materials from a scrap pile and then went to work designing and fabricating artistic welding sculptures. Members of the Calhoun High School team won first-place, and each received a $500 scholarship from the VC Foundation for Victoria College welding courses. The team was composed of, from left, Taylor Caraway, Sergio Ramirez and Chase Spicak. Not pictured is Daniel Martinez. “We were blown away by the creativity, detail and size of the students’ sculptures,” said Ashley Bergeron, VC lead academic advisor. “We are looking forward to next year’s event being even bigger and better.”
The four sculptures created by the teams were displayed in the VC Student Center and later auctioned on Facebook. Funds raised will go to the VC Foundation for future VC welding scholarships.
Published: Friday, 27 February 2015

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