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Annual Welding Competition Held in Penn College Labs


AWS representative and Penn College alumnus Adam Steppe judges a high school student's work Penn College students competed against one another in the annual AWS Welding Competition for postsecondary students Jim Fox, left, and Niles Oerhli carefully check a Penn College student's coupon Welding students and faculty from Williamsport Area High School, Columbia Montour Vo-Tech and Sun Tech are joined by AWS judges Adam Steppe, Jim Fox and Niles OehrliPenn College hosted the annual American Welding Society Welding Competition for secondary and postsecondary welding students Friday morning. Five students each from Williamsport Area High School, Columbia Montour Area Vocational-Technical School and SUN Area Technical School competed in the college’s welding labs at Eureka Place during the secondary contest, and 20 Penn College students competed against one another in the postsecondary contest. Local AWS members Jim Fox, a recently retired Penn College faculty member; Niles Oehrli, of Moody International; and Adam Steppe, ’99, of High Steel Industries, judged the students’ work. Winners will be announced during a banquet in April.

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