Members of Houston Education Foundation take a recent tour of the welding program at Piney River Technical Center. Leading the discussion is Adam Vandiver, instructor. The foundation recently donated $1,800 to be used for welding stands in the program, which started this semester. A health occupations program also is situated there. EMILY HONEYCUTT | HOUSTON HERALD Credit: EMILY HONEYCUTT | HOUSTON HERALD

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The Houston Education Foundation (HEF) paid a visit Oct. 19 to Houston High School’s Piney River Technical Center (PRTC) to tour the facilities as well as commemorate a donation made to fund the purchase of new equipment for the school’s welding program.

The $1,800 donation came from the Houston Education Foundation, which supports endeavors of the school district.

Members of the Houston Education Foundation gather to mark an $1,800 donation to the Houston School District for construction of two welding stands in a program at the Piney River Technical Center. From left: Reese Bucher, Melissa Fockler, Lisa Kinney, Tom Dunn, instructor Adam Vandiver, Becky Eidson and Dan Adey. Back row: Dr. Justin Copley, Houston High school principal; Dr. Allen Moss, school district superintendent; Joe Richardson and Ross Richardson. The organization is a support vehicle for the district. Donations to the foundation are used for various things — ranging from equipment needs to scholarships. EMILY HONEYCUTT | HOUSTON HERALD

 Along with touring the welding department, it also visited the Health Sciences Department and observed the progress of both programs over the last year.

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