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West named Perry Tech Student of the Month



James West

James West, who is enrolled in the Welding Technology Program, was recently named May Student of the Month at Perry Technical Institute.

West demonstrates commitment to his education in various ways: performance, attitude, leadership, not to mention holding down a full-time job and commuting to school from Goldendale.

Instructors describe West as a mentor who is always willing to help his classmates.

Raised in Goldendale, West was looking for a career instead of a job when he decided to enroll at Perry. "I've always liked working with metal," he said, explaining that he enjoys blacksmithing as a hobby.

The father of two, West is looking forward to exploring how he can use his new-found...

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