Pruden welders win big

Published 10:00 pm Saturday, April 12, 2014

Windsor High School Senior Jacob Gray will head to the National Skills USA competition in June after having won gold medals in the Skills USA welding competition at both the district and state levels.

Chase Gore, a classmate of Gray’s at The Pruden Center for Industry & Technology, won a silver medal in the welding technical exam during the recent competition.

“For the second year in a row, Windsor High School students have won a gold and a silver medal in the state welding competition,” Principal Daniel Soderholm said in a press release. “Jacob and Chase have made the Dukes proud again.”

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The Pruden Center serves Isle of Wight and Suffolk public schools, providing career and technical education to high school students and allowing them to earn elective credits as part of their free public education.

“The Pruden Center is exceedingly proud of our students’ demonstration of skills that prepare them to successfully transition to the next phase of their career development,” Pruden Center Director Corey McCray said.

The National Skills USA competition will be held in June in Kansas City, Mo.