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Logan's Mason Bostic places second in state welding competition

"The Final Seconds" is a steel sculpture created by welding student Mason Bostic. He recently presented his silver medal sculpture to the Logan County Board of Education.

LOGAN A young welding student at the Ralph R Willis Career Technical Center came in second place in the mountain state for his welding sculpture.

Nineteen-year-old Mason Bostic won the silver medal for “Welding and Welding Sculpture” with his entry inspired by the Wizard of Oz. “The Final Seconds” is a sculpture made of sixteen gauge mild steel and depicts a tornado tearing across a plain and a hurdling little house in the wind. Bostic’s instructor, Jeremy Frazier says the piece was achieved utilizing specialized equipment.

“He constructed this using a ShopSabre plasma can,” Frazier said. “He’s actually probably the best one I’ve ever had run it.”

Last weekend, Bostic placed second in the entire state during the 2024 SkillsUSA West Virginia State Conference in Fairmont. Career Technical Education students compete from all over the state. The field was whittled down from more than fifty competitors. Mason is state runner-up to the national competition to be held in Atlanta. If the first place winner cannot attend the nationals, Mason will represent West Virginia.



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