Huntsville High Students Win Grand Champion

On March 17, a group of Huntsville High School welding students won in two divisions of trailer building at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) and took the title of Grand Champion at the Walker County Fair. Jacob Doyle, Jesse Hoke, David Mejia, Casey Rawlinson and Kyle Britt worked together to construct the trailer.
“What prompted us to work on the trailer was that we needed a trailer to have so that we can take something to competitions and trailer build offs,” junior Jesse Hoke said. “We thought we could find a good use for the trailer, and we wanted a big project to take to the Walker County Fair and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.”
The students began construction on the trailer after Christmas break, using all their available time to finish it.
“I can say on behalf of the entire group that we are all very proud of the finished trailer,” senior David Mejia said. “Each one of us had a part working on the trailer and explaining all the details on the trailer when being questioned and judged,” senior David Mejia said.
Due to the many steps involved in building the trailer—such as fabrication, welding and painting— in addition to the students’ extracurricular activities, the trailer took just over a month to complete.
“We’re really proud of our trailer,” junior Jacob Doyle said. “The plan now is to keep the trailer and work on something else for next year. Before we get started, we must find sponsors, where the materials are coming from and what we even want to build.”

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