Ranken Grads in the Workplace: One of the most exciting events to take place at Ranken year after year is the SkillsUSA District Competition. It’s such an honor to watch our students compete with other area students to show off how hard they’ve worked and what they’ve learned. Nick Meloy is one of those students who stood out. Last year, Meloy took home the 1st place trophy in the Welding contest. Had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic, he would have been able to compete at the Missouri State Championship contest as well.

His success in welding doesn’t stop there. In May 2020, Nick graduated from the Fabrication & Welding program Summa Cum Laude, and is now employed as a laborer for LoneStar Pipeline Contractors.

“Nick Meloy was one of the top students in Ranken’s 2019-20 program,” said Cory Blair, a Ranken Welding instructor. “He was highly skilled, had a great work ethic, and was an employee for the welding department as a student worker.”



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