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Metal Trades Class - November 2008

Tulia High School

Instructor Garry Wilfong has developed a very successful metal trades program at Tulia High School; one recognized throughout the state. He established a Weld Off competition for students that draws participants from the Panhandle area as well as other parts of the state. This year's contest was held Oct. 28th at Tulia High School and the class came away with more than 15 first-place awards. Many of Mr. Wilfong's students receive their welding certification before finishing high school, giving them an edge in the job market.

Back row, left to right: Joe Sanders, United Supermarkets; John Anderson, United Supermarkets; Gary Molberg, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce; Matt Briones; Ruben Guerrero; Reyes Martinez, Teddy Culwell; Chaz Ward; Lizabeth Gresham, Panhandle Regional Planning Commission; Mike Grant, Xcel; Garry Wilfong, Metal Trades Instructor
Front Row: Andrea McClintock, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Tony Rodriguez; BJ Carbajal; Kim Woolsey, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce; Chase Rousseau; Hopie Hernandez

calendar of events
  • January 11
    Kickoff of 2009 Program
    Find out what Celebrate Education is all about in this special section in your Sunday paper.
  • March 7
    Regional Spelling Bee, West Texas A&M University
    The annual Regional Spelling Bee will feature the top spellers from the Amarillo area. The top five winners will receive scholarship money ranging from $500 to $5,000 and the winner will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to represent the area in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • Spring and Fall
    Amarillo Reads community-wide reading projects.
    Dates and details TBA
  • April
    Amarillo Education Matching Grants Program. Exact date TBA
  • April 10
    What's a Kid to Do Special Section
  • April 12
    What's a Kid to Do at the Amarillo Civic Center
    This event will focus on activities and camps for children to participate in during the summer..
  • May 8-29
    Beating the Odds
    A series of stories published daily in the Amarillo Globe-News during the graduation season that profiles people who have inspiring stories to tell about the degree they are about to receive.
  • May 12
    Ready for the Real World program at Amarillo Civic Center
    AISD juniors get training on what's going to face them in a little more than a year.
  • May 16
    Best and Brightest Special Section
  • May 16
    Best and Brightest Event at West Texas A&M University
  • Fall
    Discover College Day
    Fifth graders from area schools visit college campuses.
  • October 1
    Great Jobs Special Section
    Focusing on well paying jobs available in the area that people may not know about.
  • November 2
    Career Education Special Section
    Focusing on businesses and others in the community helping young people gain a career vision.
  • November
    Yes You Can Event
    Designed to help people gain information about the next level of education from GED to PhD. Date TBA.
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