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PHOTOS: MTI welding competition

Joel Uecker, a senior high school student from Wagner, welds during the skill test portion of Mitchell Technical Institute’s welding challenge Friday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)1 / 6
Travis Peterson, Mitchell Technical Institute welding instructor, front, and Brad Lovesee, an MTI welding and manufacturing student from Scottsbluff, Neb., fix a welder for Austin Schleich (standing), a high school student from Emery, during MTI’s welding challenge Friday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 6
High school students from around South Dakota compete at Mitchell Technical Institute’s welding challenge Friday. Twenty-one students from as far away as Spearfish and Rapid City competed in a welding skill test and written test for a chance at $9,000 in total scholarship money from MTI. The top three contestants won scholarship money and the top 12 won prizes from local businesses and sponsors, said welding instructor Travis Peterson. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 6
Joel Uecker, a Wagner High School senior, opens the curtain of his welding booth during Mitchell Technical Institute’s welding challenge Friday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)4 / 6
Noah Friedel, a junior at Spearfish High School, welds during the skill test portion of Mitchell Technical Institute’s welding challenge Friday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)5 / 6
High school students from around South Dakota compete at Mitchell Technical Institute’s welding challenge Friday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)6 / 6
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PHOTOS: MTI welding competition
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

Twenty-one students from as far away as Spearfish and Rapid City competed in a welding skill test and written test for a chance at $9,000 in total scholarship money from MTI during a welding competition on Friday. The top three contestants won scholarship money and the top 12 won prizes from local businesses and sponsors, said welding instructor Travis Peterson.

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