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Bryson Byman, Rex Clarke, Kevin Jurmu, and program volunteer Eugene Smith

Mark Morris students Bryson Byman, Rex Clarke, and Kevin Jurmu not only competed in the Lower Columbia College High School Welding Competition recently; they placed first out of twelve regional teams. These Career and Technical Education (CTE) Monarchs successfully demonstrated their skills in arc welding and cutting.  A written test was also a competition component.

Welding instructor Tim Lam said, “These are great kids who put in a lot of hard work. But also, a win like this demonstrates what the continuing support and commitment to CTE programs districtwide can achieve. The Longview School District has made it a goal to provide tremendous support to all CTE programs.”

First place winners were awarded a trophy, and coats and tools donated by local businesses. Mr. Lam said, “Without the continued support from local businesses such as Big C Industries, JH Kelly, and Waite Specialty Machine this would not be possible. Their support is vital to our continuing mission to provide quality programs.”