Tyler Britcher, a senior at Independence High School, recently won a welding competition at West Delaware High School. The competition was the first ever, held by the West Delaware Welding Program. A dozen northeast schools contributed and made this day a success.

The participants forged their way through two portions of the competition. The welding competition and the math competition. Along with these two contests, the student welders bonded in a business fair with local area businesses who specialize in the welding and manufacturing fields.

Britcher was the top contestant, he finished in first place out of 34 students and came away with the prize of $800. Britcher said, “I was ecstatic after winning the West Delaware Welding Competition, it means a lot to accomplish something of that nature.” Britcher plans to enter the welding field after high school. “I am very proud of Tyler for winning this contest. This result is a direct reflection of his attitude, skills and work ethic and also is another example of our staff preparing students for post-secondary success,” stated Principal John Howard.

 

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