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Helena High welding class sculpture show benefits injured state trooper

Posted at 7:16 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 09:30:57-04

HELENA – Heavy metal has always been popular with high school kids – but at Helena High School on Wednesday night it had nothing to do with music.

The Bengals welding class held their 15th annual metal sculpting show giving the students a chance to show off some of the pieces they had been working on this year.

And a fun skill set that can serve long after high school.

“I just like those hands-on, just constantly being there, having fun,” said Helena High American Welding Society Club Vice President Dillon Ostberg. “If you mess up you can always just find a way to work around it or make it better.”

“I like to build stuff and I like to know how to do something besides just sit around on a computer,” added AWSC President Colin Beatty. “I like to actually make the decisions about what I’m going to build and do it hands-on. There is always work out there. There is always jobs out there that are looking for guys to come weld for them.”

The students also held a raffle, auctioning off some of their pieces to help raise $277 for injured Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer, who is recovering in a Utah hospital after being shot in the line of duty.

By Andrew Curtis – MTN News