Cleveland HS students win welding scholarships

Left to right are Brock Segner, William Guerrero, Jeremias Mendez and Jonathan Aguilar.

This past weekend, Cleveland High School CTE Welding students attended the Rising Star Welding Competition at Texas State University in San Marcos. 

“The students represented Cleveland High School with professionalism at this event, I am proud of how well these young men placed among the top of the top welders in Southeast Texas,” said Susan Ard, a spokesperson for Cleveland ISD.

Brock Segner took second place in the Tool ID quiz. In Level III certifications, William Guerrero took fourth place, Jeremias Mendez took sixth place, Jonathan Aguilar took seventh place and Segner took 11th place.

Additionally, the following students earned these scholarships:

  • Brock Segner – $1,500 Ocean Corp.
  • William Guerrero – $ 500 Ocean Corp.
  • Jeremias Mendez – $500 Ocean Corp. 
  • Johathan Aguilar – $500 Ocean Corp. 
  • Hector Guzman – $1,500 Elite Pipe Academy and $500 Ocean Corp.
  • Total Scholarships earned at this event – $5,000  

The total scholarships earned for the school year so far are $30,500.  

Brock Segner holds up the second place trophy he received in the Rising Star of Texas welding competition last weekend.
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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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