Students at Eastern Oklahoma County Area Vo-Tech won that organization's first-ever trophy in Vocational Industrial Clubs of America recently.
Three separate competitions were held in carpentry, air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration, and welding.
The sweepstakes trophy was won at the Oklahoma City Vo-Tech contest.
Johnny Sires won first place, Larry Wolffrum placed second, and Butch Wester placed fourth. All three are Choctaw residents.
These wins, combined with the written exams of Tim Givens and Jimmie Marshall, gave Eastern the high score. Instructor Steve Bullinger accepted the trophy from Harold Holley, State VICA coordinator.
At the Moore-Norman Vo-Tech, Donnie Brimm, Harrah, placed first in the air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration contest. Marc Bryant is the instructor.
In the welding competition, Danny King, senior, placed first, Johnny Lessing placed fourth; and Billy Roberts, junior, placed fifth. All three students are from Choctaw. Their instructor is George Royce.
Larry Bullock and his masonry students traveled to Stillwater to compete at Indian Meridian Vo-Tech.
Lasco Exell placed first in post-secondary competition and Doug Crook, Harrah, placed in the secondary competition. BIOG: NAME:Archive ID: 114533