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HGTC Welding Students Successful in State Skills Competition

Ethan Johnson wins first place in Category 4

(Conway, SC) 04/25/2019

Ethan Johnson during welding practice.Ethan Johnson of Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) won first place in Category 4 at the 37thAnnual South Carolina Technical College Welding Competition held April 18 and 19, 2019, at HGTC. Johnson was one of nine students in his category, and one of 50 students from 10 technical colleges from across South Carolina to compete.

Three other HGTC students also competed: Brian Pugliese finished fifth place in Category 2, Cameron Thompson finished sixth place in Category 3, and Alex Dawson finished ninth place in Category 5. All four competitors will graduate with an Advanced Welding Technologies Certificate at the end of the summer.

 “I’m very proud of all of our student competitors and the hard work they dedicated to this competition, as well as the technical skills and sportsmanship they demonstrated,” said HGTC welding department chair Jeff Ball. “HGTC was honored to host so many talented competitors from across the state.”

SC Technical College Annual Skills Competition Winners
April 18 & 19, 2019
Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Horry-Georgetown Technical College welding student Ethan Johnson placed first in Category 4 at the 37th Annual South Carolina Technical College Welding Competition held at HGTC April 18 and 19.

Category 1
3rd place, Ben Weaver / Spartanburg Community College
2nd Place, Jonathan Patterson / Piedmont Technical College
1st Place, Kenneth Williams / Tri-County Technical College

Category 2
3rd place, Holly Esterline / Midlands Technical College
2nd Place, Austin Henderson / Florence Darlington Technical College
1st Place, Alstyn Hyatt / Tri-County Technical College

Category 3
3rd Place, Elliott Stoudemire / Midlands Technical College
2nd Place, Joel Reason / Aiken Technical College
1st Place, Micah Bagley / Tri-County Technical College

Category 4
3rd Place, Andrew Blackwell / Tri-County Technical College
2nd Place, Ethan Mullins / Spartanburg Community College
1st Place, Ethan Johnson / Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Category 5
3rd Place, Langston Joseph / Florence Darlington Technical College
2nd Place, Tyler Cothran / Spartanburg Community College
1st Place, Tristan Pitt / Tri-County Technical College

Category 6
3rd Place, Griffin Sturkie / Midlands Technical College
2nd Place, Brandon Yeager / Central Carolina Technical College
1st Place, Gage Durham / Tri-County Technical College