What I am most proud of is that I stuck with welding and my decision to come to Tulsa even though I was more than comfortable back home. The picture was taken in February when TWS Jacksonville was hosting a high school welding competition (I am on the left). The three of us were all from the same school, all were signed up to go to Tulsa, and all planned to live together. However I was the only one of my friends who stayed committed to tulsa and even though I have to live on my own and it is a bit more expensive I am still on track to graduate in February 2019. The video is of my most recent weld which is 2G pipe with a tig root and a 7018 fill and cap. That slag peel is one continuous rod.