2019 Inaugural Awards Banquet

AWARDS - SCHOLARSHIPS - CAREERS

TOP 5 Rankings in the State with the THSWS!

Level 1 - Top 5 Welders

1st Nick Padfield-Cypress Ridge, 2nd Jazyn Boling- Jersey Village, 3rd Tyler Stuart-Giddings, 4th Ty Jungmann-Caldwell, 5th Joseph Nieto- Rockdale

Also pictured Rick & Courney Noppe with R&N Manufacturing

Level 2 - Top 5 Welders

1st Marco Cazares - Caldwell, 2nd Antonio Lujan - Cypress Ridge, 3rd Danny Cloud - Milano, 4th Jesus Corpus - Cypress Ridge, 5th Esgar Garcia - Cypress Ridge

Also pictured Rick & Courney Noppe with R&N Manufacturing

Level 3 - Top 5 Welders

1st Neftali Alanis-Jersey Village, 2nd Tim Ulbrict-Columbus , 3rd Jesus Hernandez-Jersey Village, 4th Kirk Parker-Columbus , 5th Jonathan Garcia-Jersey Village

Also pictured Rick & Courney Noppe with R&N Manufacturing

Tool and Quiz Identification - Top 5 Winners

1st Matthew Hancock - Caldwell, 2nd Thomas Berry - Caldwell, 3rd Marco Cazares - Caldwell, 4th Tim Ulbrict - Columbus , 5th Caleb Graham - Caldwell

Also pictured Tim Keener & Mark Boutwell with Northern Tool, Rick & Courney Noppe with R&N Manufacturing and Russell Smith with IPS & THSWS.

Oxy/Fuel Cutting - Top 5 Winners

1st Thomas Berry - Caldwell, 2nd Cody Vance - Rockdale, 3rd Marco Cazares - Caldwell, 4th Matthew Hancock - Caldwell, 5th Danny Coud - Milano

Also pictured Rick & Courney Noppe with R&N Manufacturing

2019 Belt Buckles

Belt Buckle Sponsors: R&N Manufacturing, Rick and Courtney Noppe

2019 Awards Plaques

Thank you to Cypress Ridge FFA for making the 2019 Awards Plaques!

2019 THSWS Sponsors

2019 Scholarship Winners

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.

Industry Ready... Right Out of High School!

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.