Cherokee High welding students compete, win scholarships

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Cherokee High welding students compete, win scholarships

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Cherokee High School senior Ed Herrera, who is pictured with his father, front row, and Tulsa Welding School representatives. He placed second in the national competition and earned a $9,000 scholarship, welding equipment and tools and a champion buckle.

Cherokee High School welding students earned scholarships in the National High School Senior Welding Competition hosted by Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Fla. Grant Blalock, Eric Cochran, Jack Elwell, Ed Herrera, Jacob Little and Damon Sheffield competed against 200 students from across the country. Ed Herrera placed second and won a $9,000 scholarship, along with other prizes. Jacob Little placed 12th and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Each of the students earned $500 for their efforts. “I am super proud of these students,” teacher Carter Woodall said. “These students put out 110% effort every day to learn these skills, and this shows how it can pay off.”

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