Schoharie senior awarded welding scholarship
Sparked by a national scholarship and essential gear award, Tanner
Kent's future welding education and career look brighter than ever.
The Schoharie High School senior and welding & metal fabrication student
at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School's Center for
Advanced Technology at Mohonasen, was recently honored with a $500
American Welding Society scholarship at the center by American Welding
Society President Dave McQuaid.
Kent was also presented with a "welder's essential gear bag" compliments
of Haun Welding Supply and Lincoln Tech by American Welding Society
member Erich Haun, who is manager of Haun Welding Supply & Haun
Specialty Gases located in Latham, N.Y.
Nominated for the award by Career & Technical School officials, Kent
plans to attend a technical school year next year and join a local
"Next year, I plan on going to a technical school and building on the
skills I have already developed here at Capital Region BOCES. I hope to
join a union hall and maybe further expand on my skills in a specialized
area," he said.
McQuaid, head of the 73,000-member Florida-based professional
organization, is a nearly 50-year welding industry veteran who started
as a civil engineer and developed into a structural welding expert.