Area High Schools To Make Sparks Fly at LSC Welding Competition May 3

Welding students from Hermantown, Two Harbors, Proctor, Silver Bay, Denfeld, Mesabi East, and Cromwell high Schools will participate in an annual welding competition on May 3 hosted by Lake Superior College. The competition will be fierce as Proctor High School has won both the team and individual category for the last three years.

The scored competition involves a  welding team fabrication and individual welding categories. The welding fabrication team makes a project which is judged by how it is fabricated. Individual welding students do GMAW/MIG, SMAW/stick welding, and Oxy Fuel welds plus a written test. Judges will determine winners in each category with an awards ceremony announcing the winners and awarding prizes.

Starting at 8:45 a.m., the students, in groups of six, will rotate through four stations over a period of approximately four hours. Winners announced with prizes start at 1:15 p.m.  The event will be held at Lake Superior College’s Integrated Manufacturing Downtown Center, 120 North Second Avenue W., Duluth, 55802.