St. Joseph students honored for welding skills

Three St. Joseph High School students who are studying welding at the Conway Area Career Center have been selected to compete at the Skills USA State Competition in Hot Springs on April 11-12. 

Nicholas Covington (from left), Logan and Wade Simon.

The Conway Area Career Center is located on Conway High School’s campus. The three young men will represent the Center at the competition. Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It also empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens. 

Nicholas Covington and cousins Logan and Wade Simon were chosen from the Center’s 150 welding students to represent it. “Only one team of three could be chosen,” instructor Jason Moix said. “These boys were singled out for their welding skills and for their attitude and willingness to take on more advanced work.”  

The winning team at State will receive full scholarships to the welding program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. They may also go on to national and world competitions.