Texas High School Welding Series
What New in the TXHSWS...
VATAT Conference 2019 at Corpus Christi
The Texas High School Welding Series Educators and Industry present:
Increasing Student Desire to Attain Welding Industry- Based Certifications
Location: American Bank Center, Henry Garrett Ballroom A , 1:15 to 2:45 pm
Texas High School Welding Series - Scholarship Winner $1,000 AWS - Miguel Gonzales - Jersey Village High School
Miguel Gonzales is a graduate of Jersey Village High School, he plans to attend LeToureau University and his post college plans are pursue a career in the welding industry. Pictured with Miguel is is instructor Doug Pearson, and Scholarship Committee Members; Justin Kirby of AllTex & AWS, Bruce Pettengill of Airgas, Mike Higgins of Acuren and Courtney Noppe of R&N.
Texas High School Welding Series - Scholarship Winner $250 THSWS - Selena Castillo - Royal High School
Selena Castillo is a graduate of Royal High School and plans to go to work in the welding industry after attending TSTC. Selena's High School instructor was Scott Guidry. Pictured with Selena and presenting her with her scholarship is Russell Smith with IPS & THSWS.
Ready For Work!
Kirk Parker senior class of 2019 signed his contract with KWI.
Kirk is ranked number 4th in the state with the Texas High School Welding Series and will be taking his skills to the next level. This is truly an awesome opportunity for him, Kirk will be joining a great team at KWI.
Rigoberto Urias graduate of Cypress Ridge signed with ENERFLEX
Rigoberto Urias signed with ENERFLEX to start his next chapter. He will begin his journey on June 3, 2019 in the quality control department.
(Pictured above Matthew Hancock with proud father Wesley Hancock)
Ready for Service and Education!
Matthew Hancock was very active in Ag Mech while in High School, as he gained welding skills in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW. He earned several welding certifications through the Texas High School Welding Series. He showed Ag Mech projects in the Houston Livestock Show for all 4 years while enrolled in Caldwell High School. During his senior year, he constructed a welding trailer with his teammate, Thomas Berry. They placed first in their class at Houston. Matthew graduated as the valedictorian of his class at Caldwell High School and is now enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He will graduate from Boot Camp on August 30. After several more months of combat training and schooling on heavy equipment maintenance and repair, Matthew plans to enter the Marine Corps Reserve and then pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University with the help of the GI Bill and an Area Go-Texan Scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Thomas Berry also earned several welding certifications through the Texas High School Welding Series. He spent the summer welding pipe fence and is now entering the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University where he will be pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering.
(Thomas Berry pictured above- real soon)
Oxy/Fuel Cutting Events
Visual Inspection & Learning from Certified Welding Inspectors
Welding Events and Certifications
Texas High School Welding Series
2019-20 Certification Events and Competitions
11/08/19 - "Welding Showdown" Alvin ISD
11/21/19 - "Tiger Tough" Rockdale HS
12/13/19 - "Cardinal Classic" Columbus HS
02/01/20 - "JV Weld It Up" Jersey Village HS
04/18/20 - "KF Weld Off" Klein Forest HS
07/05/20 - "Learning and Burning" Katy HS/ISD