Posted Date: 01/30/2024
Robstown, Texas – On January 18, sixteen welding students from A.C. Jones High School participated in the 2024 NCJLS AWS Annual Mike Mylnar Memorial HS Contest at the Early College Robstown High School. Twenty-Five high schools were represented with over 175 welders competing at the event that honors the memory of Beeville ISD welding instructor Mike Mylnar.
In the plate division, junior Jacob Martin placed 4th and junior Jasper Garcia placed 2nd. Both students received the ASME Sec. IX plate certification for their welds.
In the pipe welding division, junior Dalton Larkin placed 4th and senior Larissa Puga placed 2nd. Both students received the ASME Sec. IX pipe certification.
In the cutting contest, 7th place sophomore John Gallaher placed 7th, junior Jasper Garcia placed 6th, junior Noel Martinez placed 5th, junior Chris Harvin placed 4th, senior Andrew Garza placed 3rd, sophomore Jesus Martinez placed 2nd, and sophomore Payton Ford was the 1st place cutter. Beeville took the top seven places out of 50 competitors.
The contest was judged by certified welding inspectors in all events and the welds were checked by an X-Ray company to ensure they met industry standards. The Beeville CTE welders were guided by their welding instructors Thomas Camacho, Mark Boenig, and Elyssa Lauer at the contest.
Welding is one of the many programs available to students in Beeville ISD. Beeville CTE also offers programs in culinary arts, cosmetology, multimedia, education, engineering, law enforcement, emergency services, nursing, agriculture, and entrepreneurship. These programs are staffed with high quality instructors in industry level facilities that offer students approved certifications in their chosen program. Beeville ISD students have everything they need to become successful.