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The steel bear
Welding - Bear 2
Boyd Parker (first photo, center, in “flame” welding hood), a student at Central Carolina Technical College’s (CCTC) Camden campus, welds portions of a steel bear as David Karrell (left, in black and yellow hood) of CCTC’s Sumter campus assists. For their efforts, Parker, Karrell and their other classmates won first place at an annual “welding rodeo” held at CCTC’s Camden campus near I-20 in April. Camden instructor Shawn Hankins said CCTC has won three out of the last four years at the event, which has previously been held at Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College.