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Carroll Career and Tech Center student wins national essay contest

A senior at Winters Mill High School and a welding program student at the Carroll County Career & Technology Center was one of three winners in a national essay contest.

Elizabeth Chaney
Elizabeth Chaney (Courtesy Photo / Carroll County Public Schools)

Elizabeth Chaney was a winner of the 2019 “Rulers of the Flame” student contest, held by Victor, an ESAB brand.

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Students could enter in categories for individual essays or team fabrication projects. Chaney wrote an essay focused on the benefits of using an oxy-acetylene torch and how it helps her on the job.

Chaney took home $250 cash, an oxy-acetylene cutting torch worth $500, an auto darkening helmet worth $300, and welding gloves.

The Career & Tech welding program received a mig welder, a plasma cutter, and cutting torch gear, all valued at over $8,000, according to a news release from the Tech Center.

In addition to her welding work, Chaney is an honor roll student and a member of the varsity softball team at Winters Mill.

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