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AVRTHS juniors win national welding sculpture contest

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Marlborough – Jesse Lemanski, from Clinton, and Mitch Miller, from West Boylston, both juniors in the Assabet Valley Metal Fabrication program, knew they were just one team among many across the nation that were competing in a metal sculpture contest sponsored by Victor Technologies in Utah, but they decided to meet the challenge head on.

After some brainstorming about what they could design that could possibly represent the theme “Innovation to Change and Shape the World with Welding,” they decided to collaborate on an American topic – the American flag and military vehicles.

“We did our preliminary sketches by hand, then modified and perfected it until we were ready to begin welding,” explained Lemanski.

“We used Tig welding (using Tungsten inert gas) with a little bit of Mig welding, (using metal inert gas) and were really happy with our results,” added Miller.

Apparently the judges were just as happy, with both the project and the accompanying Power Point that they submitted to document their progress, as they were informed by their instructor, Chris Whitmeir, that they won First Prize in the contest.

“We won $500 each, and our shop got two welders, two plasma cutters, four welding helmets, and two cutting torch set-ups,” announced Miller.

Asked what they would do with their cash prizes, both young men were quick to reply, “Put it towards a car!”

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