Several teams from Longview High School’s Career and Technical Education program qualified for state, and they earned a few medals in automotive, welding, and plumbing. Yes, you read that right, plumbing is now a competition. 1st place – Luis Lopez – Welding Applications 4th place – Hunter Fenton, Jose Alvarado, Doug Noe, Luis Hernandez, Paul Hutchins, Hernan Solis, Ezekiel Tullos – Automotive Service Quiz Bowl Technical Exams: (all of the following passed their exams) 5th place (bronze metal) – Arturo Velez – Welding Fab Technical Exam 9th place – Lucero Gomez – Welding Fab Technical Exam 10th place – Manuel Moreno – Welding Fab Technical Exam 2nd place – Modesto Orrosquieta – Plumbing 1st place – German Zelaya – Cutting Contest (won a $500 cutting torch) 2nd place – Manuel Moreno – Cutting Contest The advisors for the Longview High School chapter are Paul Bouis, Alan Raith, Robert Stanley, and Matt Strange. This was the first year LHS qualified for state in plumbing, and some even placed. They’ll be able to use what they learned in competition for a job, a career, or at least around the house...when they get one. We’re talking about automotive, welding and plumbing. Some of them, like Junior Jonathon Hinojos have been paid for what they’re now doing in school. “I have a summer job, and I kind of get involved in plumbing. We sort of install septic systems and I just find it interesting,” Hinojos said.
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