The VHS Welding Team participated in the ABC Top Hand Welding Competition in late January and came out as the top team out of 75 participating high schools. Individual winners were Branch Harper, seventh place; Allen Bivens, 12th place; Blake Myers, 16th place; Celly Thomas, 30th place; and Kennin Tackett, 31st place. The winners received welding equipment such as gloves, glasses, safety gear, and a job box. Congratulations to these fine young welders. Pictured, from left to right, are Celly Thomas, Allen Bivens, Blake Myers, Branch Harper and Kennin Tackett.