6 Orleans/Niagara BOCES students take top spots in welding contest

Posted 10 June 2021 at 3:21 pm

Provided photos: Top row from left: Noah Stern (Royalton-Hartland), Sean Fuller (Lewiston-Porter) and Brendan Zimmerman (Lewiston-Porter). Bottom Row: Sawyer Braley (Albion), Robert Taylor (Starpoint) and Jeff Wynes (Wilson).

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

Six students who take the welding program at the Orleans (OCTEC) and Niagara (NCTEC) Career and Technical Education Centers took the top three spots at the Niagara Frontier Weld Off Competition.

Eleven schools participated in the competition virtually throughout the Western New York area this past April and May. The students made weld plates that were dropped off at their schools and judges Harry Carlson CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) and Peter Sullivan CWI looked over the work and determined the winners from the high school and college participants.

First place received $200, second place $150 and third place $100.

Congratulations go to:

High School Senior Category – Senior

  • Noah Stern (Orleans Career and Technical Education Center/Royalton-Hartland)
  • Sean Fuller (Niagara Career and Technical Education Center/Lewiston-Porter)
  • Brendan Zimmerman (Niagara Career and Technical Education Center/Lewiston-Porter)

High School Junior Category – Junior

  • Sawyer Braley (Orleans Career and Technical Education Center/Albion)
  • Robert Taylor (Niagara Career and Technical Education Center/Starpoint)
  • Jeff Wynes (Niagara Career and Technical Education Center/Wilson)

The four Welding teachers Eric Farrell (OCTEC), Steve Frey (NCTEC), Ron Jackson (OCTEC) and Mike Tolli (NCTEC) say there are very proud of their students who competed and thrilled with how they placed.