Seventeen welding students at Neligh-Oakdale recently created two benches with awnings for a project through Nucor Steel.
Neligh-Oakdale's Welding I and II students participated in the Ken Iverson Project through Nucor Steel in Norfolk. This is the third year that Neligh-Oakdale School has participated in the project.
This year, the schools were given 300 pounds of steel including round rod, flat and angle and channel iron. The students designed a pair of benches with awnings that were displayed at the Norfolk Area Home Show at Northeast Community College the weekend of March 14. All the sculptures were then auctioned off and the proceeds are then returned to the schools.
Students involved in the project included seniors: Connor Bentley, Brett Branstiter, Collin Harrison, Tucker Hood, Garrett Jacobson, Wyatt Knievel, Bailey Legate, Cody Olson, Riley Smith, Broderick Tyrrell, Kyle Wilkinson; and juniors: Jordan Chelle, Casey Garcia, Connor Knievel, Dustin Lower, Zach Miller and Zach Wright. Aaron Wilson is the welding instructor and was the advisor for the project.
The Ken Iverson Project was originated by the Community Outreach Team at Nucor Steel and named after the steel legend who helped Nucor grow in the 1970s. The contest is meant to showcase creativity and talent of local students, both high school and college-aged. Numerous schools participated in the program this year.