A team of four high school seniors in Salina Area Technical College’s welding program brought home the first-place plaque from North Central Kansas Technical College’s annual Gas Metal Arc Welding competition in Beloit.

Welding Instructor Fernando Fajardo; Kyle Anderson, Bradyn Weber and Riley Odell, all seniors at Smoky Valley High School; and Wayne Ruble, senior at Minneapolis High School.

The competition attracted teams from 29 schools across the state, including teams from Topeka, Louisburg and Arkansas City.

This is the third consecutive year the Salina Tech team has taken first place at the event.

Individual placings for the Salina Tech team are:

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