La Vernia HS students to present 15 projects at Stock Show & Rodeo in San Antonio

La Vernia High School students prepare to showcase their projects at the Agricultural Mechanics Exhibition in Stock show and rodeo in San Antonio.

The students worked on these projects for several months.

Agricultural mechanics instructor Clark Toalson said students learn a variety of practical technical skills, including welding, cutting, painting and time management.

“These projects demonstrate career and technical education. Careers and technical education are the future of the Texas economy. Without a doubt, we are happy to be able to teach these kids these important skills they will need as they begin their future careers,” Toalson said.

Students first began drawing and making plans for these projects at the beginning of the school year.

La Vernia High School senior Mason Mayer is excited to show off the BBQ he built.

“The first time I started learning this was in my second year. I built a pig trap. This year I want to build something more complex,” Mayer said.

Toalson said the main purpose of these projects is to give students the opportunity to be involved in the project’s construction process.

Fifteen designs were created in high school and will be shown at the rodeo.

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