Placing in the May 15 competition were: Plate division, Justin Subia with first place and Thomas Smith with second place; Pipe division, Thomas Camacho with first place and Eli Segovia with second place.
The Beeville team, which also included, Ryan Morin and Ryan Vasquez, also won “Best Overall School.”
Mike Mylnar, who teaches welding at the high school, jokingly said, “The only thing we lacked was the third.”
Mylnar said that judges, certified welding inspectors, examined each student’s work checking its integrity.
“The inspectors looked at the inside of the bead and the outside of the cap – looking for flaws,” he said.
Along with trophies, the first place winners also received welding machines and assorted hand tools.
All the students, these and 11 more, who pass Mylnar’s class receive college credit for their work.
Mylnar said that continuing programs like this helps the students because they have skills they can use once they graduate high school.
“The community donated funds to purchase pipe which enables the students to continue to practice for events such as this and to prepare for job testing,” Mylnar said.