Eisenhower High School students Jose Farias, Chris Crossland and Alfredo Farias earned 1st in State in Welding Manufacturing last April. Because of their placement, they proceeded to national competition in Kansas City and finished 20th place. Last May, the students were interviewed by the Fabricator, a national magazine, and the Welding Journal, another national publication. The Fabricator story was published in May, and the Welding Journal story will be out next month. When they were at national competition in Kansas City, the SkillsUSA Champion Magazine interviewed the students and that article will be published in January of 2014. Chris and Jose both have local jobs in the welding industry now. The Ike Welding Program is tops – congratulations students! (Contact: Gary Kurpgeweit, Ike Teacher, 573-2688)