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ATC advanced welding students win national competition

ATC welding students pose with their instructor and a nationally recognized sculpture
Denton ISD Advanced Technology Complex students Turner Osbun, Tyler Steen, Lane Stewart, Preston Simpson and Garrett Williams pose with instructor Rebecca Hendricks, front, and a welded aquarium sculpture that won a recent national contest. As a result of the victory, the students and school won $4,000 in cash and equipment from Victor Technologies. Photo by ATC student Makayla McCombs.
An advanced welding class from the LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex won $4,000 in cash and equipment, which will be used to help the program grow.

Garrett Williams, Preston Simpson, Lane Stewart, Turner Osbun and Colby Wenger won Victor Technologies’ “A Cut Above” contest, which received entries from more than 50 high schools, technology centers and colleges across the country, many of whom submitted multiple projects. The ATC students created a large metal “aquarium” with ornamental metal fish and painted “foliage” that can be viewed under black light.

As a result of the win, Victor Technologies will give $4,000 worth of money and equipment to the ATC and the students, including $500 for each team member.

Team members on the winning advanced welding class are instructed by Rebecca Hendricks.