Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College hosted the South Mississippi Welding Competition on May 13 at the George County Center in Lucedale. The competition included 18 first- and second-year welding students from South Mississippi high schools.
Six area high schools competed in the event, with Jean Borrero of Pascagoula/Gautier College and Career Technical Institute (first year) and Braden Miller of Greene County (second year) taking top honors. Dakota Ford (first year) and Dillion Allgood (second year) of George County High School took second place.
The schools competing were George County High School, Greene County High School, Wayne County Career & Technical Center, Pascagoula/Gautier College and Career Technical Institute, and Stone County High School.
The event was planned and coordinated by Joshua Pierce, MGCCC George County Center Welding Technology instructor, and Jason Frey, George County High School Welding instructor.
“We were pleased to have these high school students at the George County Center, and we look forward to having more high school students back for future competitions,” Pierce said. “This provided a great opportunity for the area high schools to showcase their top students along with allowing them to see the Welding Technology facilities at MGCCC.”