Local student wins third place in welding competition


Last updated 5/10/2019 at 8:29pm

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Felyciti Alvarez wears her third place medal, earned in a statewide welding competition.

Leea Powell

Special to the Village News

A Fallbrook High School student won third place in a highly competitive statewide Welding TIG competition April 28. Felyciti Alvarez, 17, is a senior at Fallbrook High School in her second year of welding classes.

The SkillsUSA competition focuses on one of three different elements: skill, demonstration or leadership. In this particular skill-based competition, Alvarez was given 30 minutes to create a metal cube from provided blueprints.

TIG or tungsten inert gas welding, also known as gas tungsten arc welding, uses a non-consumable tungsten electrod...

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