Crossett High School student Chris Brisby competed in the Skills USA welding competition April 8 to 11.

The competition was in Hot Springs.

For the competition, participants were required to have a sculpture, binder and a logo. Brisby welded an eagle head on a gold pole with an American flag and Arkansas flag with a plaque with Crossett School Districts motto, “A Tradition of Excellence”.

The binder included pictures, sketches, and receipts for his sculpture.

Brisby’s project took six months to complete. He competed against 30 people and placed first in welding sculpture.

Brisby won two scholarships and welding equipment.

He is now eligible to compete in the national competition in Kentucky in June.

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