(BELTON, Texas) – Representatives of Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus and the Belton Independent School District’s Career and Technical Education department honored a group of Belton High School seniors on Monday, May 15.
The seniors signed letters of intent to attend TSTC to study in a range of programs.
Tony Montoya, an instructor in TSTC’s Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology program, was one of the college’s faculty members attending the event.
“It’s fantastic to witness young individuals choosing TSTC as their preferred educational institution,” he said. “Celebrating the decision to attend TSTC through a publicized signing day is an excellent way to show underclassmen that this educational pathway is worth celebrating.”
Montoya said he has already gotten to know some of his future students ahead of seeing them in the fall.
Cousins Victor Flores will study Electrical Construction and Hayden Mosley will study Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology.
Flores said he chose his field of study because of the money-making opportunities once he graduates.
“I already feel welcomed to TSTC,” he said.
Mosley said taking high school construction classes factored into his decision to pursue his field of study.
“I am happy to go into the next step in my career,” he said.
Besides graduation, the cousins have something else to look forward to. Flores and Mosley are part of the high school’s SkillsUSA state gold-medal winning TeamWorks group that will compete at the 2023 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in late June in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kelton McBride will pursue Aircraft Pilot Training Technology this fall at TSTC. He said he was glad that TSTC faculty and staff members made the trip to Belton to honor the seniors.
“The people there (at TSTC) are amazing,” he said. “They go above and beyond for you.”
Other students that signed TSTC letters of intent were:
- Justin Booth, Diesel Equipment Technology.
- Kasen Carroll, Electrical Lineworker Technology.
- Nathaniel Hernandez, Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology.
- Shelby Gilbert, Electrical Construction.
- Joshua Jimenez, Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology.
- Ayden Mollohan, Diesel Equipment Technology.
- Matthias Montanez, Automotive Technology.
- Xavier Rivera, Electrical Construction.
- Chad Robertson, Building Construction Technology.
- Angel Rodriguez, Electrical Construction.
- Kyler Quinn, Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology.
Belton High School’s graduation is Thursday, May 25.
“It’s good to see different people do what they want in life,” Flores said.
Registration continues for the fall semester at TSTC. For more information, go to tstc.edu.