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Carissa Love
2009 Professional WeldersCompetition First Place W
Texas State Technical College
Waco, TX

Carissa made history by becoming the first woman to win the American Welding Society's Professional Welders Competition in November, 2009. Carissa plans to use her $2500 first place prize towards her education. She has one semester remaining and will complete her associate in applied science degree. Carissa is involved in campus activities, serving as the secretary of the AWS Student Chapter.

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College:  Texas State Technical College
Waco, TX

Website:  http://www.waco.tstc.edu/wlt/index.php
Profiled Individual:

Jordan Kay
Welding Technician
City of Minot
Minot, ND

I've been in a wheelchair since I was six years old. I first tried welding when I was a kid. I liked the fire and using my hands to make things.

High School:  Minot High School
Minot, ND
College:  North Dakota State College of Science, Associate Degree in Welding Technology
Wahpeton, ND

Profiled Individual:

Caleb Hastings
Robotics Welder
The Shaw Group
Cliffside, NC

Right now I'm working at the site of a powerplant addition in North Carolina. I'm doing orbital welding using robotics.

High School:  Hartsville High School
Hartsville, SC
College:  Florence Darlington Technical College
Darlington, SC

Profiled Individual:

Bernardo Loya Jr.
Apprentice Ironworker
Ironworkers Union Local 290
Dayton, OH

Apprentice Iron Worker

High School:  Francisco Villa High School
Ascension, MX
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