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35 high school students from five Kentucky school districts participated in the sixth annual welding contest on April 11, sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s welding program.

The competition was named posthumously in honor of Tim Turner, a former ECTC welding associate professor who served as program coordinator. The “Tim Turner Memorial Welding Classic” was named to honor his dedication and legacy to the ECTC welding program. Turner was named to the inaugural class of ECTC’s Distinguished Alumni Program in 2006.

Sparks flew as the students did their best to demonstrate their skills in several different skills. The students were judged on individual skills, and the teams were judged as a whole as well.

Schools competing included Area Technology Centers in Clinton County, Franklin County, Grayson County, Graves County, and Nelson County. Prizes and trophies were awarded to the winners as follows:

Team Competition

1st Place - Nelson County Team 2

2nd Place -Nelson County Team 1

3rd Place - Mayfield Area Technology Center (Graves County)

Individual Competitions

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick Welding)

1st Place - Duncan Brothers, Nelson County 2

2nd Place - Michael Dempsey, Franklin County

3rd Place - Peyton Hardin, Nelson County 1

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG Welding)

1st Place - Devin Hamilton, Nelson County 1

2nd Place - Lee Sinclair, Clinton County

3rd Place - Andrew Knox, Grayson County

Flux Core Arc Welding

1st Place - Dillon Tingle, Nelson County 2

2nd Place - Jared Sparkman, Nelson County 1

3rd Place - Donovan Edwards, Franklin County 1

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG Welding)

1st Place - Matt Dowdy, Mayfield ATC

2nd Place - Leah Logsdon, Grayson County

3rd Place - Ryan Coomer, Nelson County 2

Wild Card

1st Place - Trenton Pritchard, Mayfield ATC

2nd Place - Kyle Calvert, Nelson County 2

3rd Place - Jonathan Curtsinger, Nelson County 1

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