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South Panola High School Receives Donation for Welding Department

Delta Technical College presented a $1,000 check donation and plaque to South Panola High School today, following the annual Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College Regional High School Welding Competition. The $1,000 donation is to support the high school’s welding department, and was presented to Patrick Parham, Lead Teacher for the Welding Program, David Tutor, CTE Director, and South Panola student and first place winner, Kyle Drewrey.

South Panola High School students swept the top three honors at the MTI and DTC Regional HS Welding Competition (Mississippi region) on Saturday, March 24. First place went to Kyle Drewrey, who won a $10,000 Delta Tech Scholarship. Jacob Champion finished second and was awarded a $5,000 Delta Tech Scholarship. In third place was Cade Pickett who won a $2,500 Delta Tech Scholarship.

The annual event featured 31 participants from 11 area high schools and career centers, including: Adams County Christian School, Byhalia High School, Clarksdale High School, Desoto Central High School, Humphrey County High School, Lewisburg High School, Madison S. Palmer High School, Southaven High School, South Panola High School, Warren Central High School and Yazoo County High School.

Established in 2007, the competition offers high school students more than an opportunity to showcase their welding talents. Participants also had the opportunity to enroll in one of Delta Tech’s Welding Programs. Our welding programs provide skills and hands-on training geared to meet the tough demands of today’s employers. The objective is for our students to gain entry-level employment across the country in the manufacturing, construction and maintenance fields. The certifications we issue our graduates maximize employability potential in the welding industry.

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