2 Calico Rock students receive scholarships in welding competition

Photo: Calico Rock student Lane Jason (center).

Photo: Calico Rock student Ryan McCoy (right).

Calico Rock students Lane Jason and Ryan McCoy competed in the 2019 Arkansas Elite Welding Academic competition in Bee Branch in February and earned scholarships for their performances.

Jason placed third in the event and earned at $4,250 scholarship, while McCoy received a $500 scholarship.

Calico Rock High School Principal Anita Nordrum says the school is proud to offer several vocational opportunities for their students, including certifications from the American Welding Society in MIG, TIG, and stick welding.

The Calico Rock FFA chapter members extends their appreciation to the community for its support, noting fundraising through its alumni group helped purchase additional welders and equipment.

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