What's Up with Welding
by Joel Hernandez
The Marfa High School welding program has made some notable accomplishments within the last few years; State Championships and blue ribbons are some notable mentions. A new ag building built late last year houses new projects that many students are glad to show off during regional stock shows. One recent stock show, which took place in San Angelo, took many students on an opportunity that was not only educational but also fun and exciting. Marfa welding teacher Josh Steinberg stated that the San Angelo stock show was a great learning experience for the underclassmen in teaching them how the stock shows went and all the work that must be put in. Mr. Steinberg has a very notable past in welding and building. Before working at Marfa High School, he would make frames for different personnel and would weld as a source of income. "I was self-employed before working here at Marfa High School, I would basically weld for miscellaneous jobs here and there."
After asking Mr. Steinberg how he likes the kids here at Marfa, he laughed and said that he enjoyed the enthusiasm they have and that many of them could have great potential here at Marfa High School if they would ever want to pursue a career in welding. Brizzy Mendoza, a sophomore at Marfa High School stated, "Mr. Steinberg is one of the best welding instructors I’ve ever met; he is a well respected teacher with good intentions for our welding program here at Marfa High School." Steinberg stated that Brizzy Mendoza was a great student to have in class and that she has a bright future in welding if she keeps putting in the work needed to do great. One fun side project the ag mechanics class is working on would be getting MISD's old green Chevy C10 stepside running so that the ag program could make use of it.