On Friday, May 17, Mr. Neumann and four Belleville High School students (Win Erskine, Matteo Latorre, Nate Mabis, and Cade Miller) participated in Blackhawk Technical College's (BTC) Junkyard Wars. The event was held at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton. This welding competition involves teams of four students from area high schools working together to create a sculpture from piles of junk. The students are given three hours to complete the project with guidance from BTC instructors. Although Belleville's creation did not win the event with their "Boot" creation, the Wildcat team learned a lot from their first foray into this type of competition and will come back better prepared next year!