Texas High School Welding Series
What New in the TXHSWS...
The AWS Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for National, District, and Section scholarships! This is your chance to help your welding students get the financial assistance they may need to achieve their education dreams.
Over $1 million is awarded annually to help students achieve their dreams through education.
Scholarships are available for students attending trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities.
The application deadline for National, District, and most Section Scholarships is March 1st. Students complete one master application for all eligible scholarships. Apply online today at scholarship.aws.org.
AWS Student Night
The American Welding Society’s Houston Section’s Annual Student Night is February 19th and this would be a great way for the Junior and Senior Welders of the Texas High School Welding Series to start networking with schools and industry leaders! The guest speaker and Chief Operating Officer for Industrial Welding Academy, Mr. Dan Jones, will be presenting “The Essential Variables for Welding Students.” Students can also learn about available AWS scholarship opportunities. The cost is $5 per student and dinner is provided.Link To Presentation "Click Here"
The Houston Section encourages all students to become AWS members.That means all students can bring their application along with $15 to Student Night and become an AWS member!
The application for membership is available "Click Here"
Feb. 19th, 6:30 pm
Greer & Loudermilk
4225 Interwood North Parkway
Houston, TX 77032
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 TXHSWS - 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)
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Visual Inspection & Learning from Certified Welding Inspectors
Welding Events and Certifications
Texas High School Welding Series
2019-20 Certification Events and Competitions
10/19/19 - "R&N Invitational" at R&N Manufacturing in Cypress, TX (Rescheduled to 2/1/19) "JV Weld It Up"
03/28/20 - Huntsville "Hornet Hive Welding Call Out"
04/17/20 - Vidor "Welding Excellence" Certification Event
05/07/20 - "Learning and Burning" Katy HS/ISD