At the Welding competition on February 28, 2012 in Greensburg, LA, the Independence High Welding team took 1st and 2nd place out of 12 welding teams participating. Billy Bankston and Seth Burkhalter were 1st place winners and Josh Franklin and Dagean Hardy took 2nd place. Additionally, special congratulationsgo out to Josh Franklin who won 1st place in overall competition, with Seth Burkhalter who placed 2nd in overall competition, and Billy Bankston takes 4th in overall. Way to go guys, were proud of you! Mr. Dwayne Wascom is the welding instructor at IHS.