HELENA – Heavy metal has always been popular with high school kids – but at Helena High School on Wednesday night, it had nothing to do with music.
The Bengals welding class held their 15th annual metal sculpting show this evening, giving the students had a chance to show off some of the pieces they had been working on this year.
And a fun skill set that can serve long after high school.
“I just like those hands-on, just constantly being there, having fun,” said Helena High American Welding Society Club Vice President Dillon Ostberg. “If you mess up you can always just find a way to work around it or make it better.”
“I like to build stuff and I like to know how to do something besides just sit around on a computer,” added AWSC President Colin Beatty. “I like to actually make the decisions about what I’m going to build and do it hands-on. There is always work out there. There is always jobs out there that are looking for guys to come weld for them.”
The students also held a raffle, auctioning off some of their pieces to help raise $277 for injured Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer, who is currently recovering in a Utah hospital after being shot in the line of duty.