Welder-to-be gets gift from the heart

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Posted: April 18, 2013

The Winchester Star

Dan and Pam Hamric (from left), their son Josh Hamric, Handley High School welding teacher and Technical Education department chairman Steve Robeson and Joyce and David Ray pose at the school Monday.
Josh Hamric, 17, a Handley High School senior and welding student, demonstrates TIG welding to Joyce and David Ray. The Rays donated books, welding equipment and a scholarship to Josh, who is going to attend Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, a school in Ohio that was also attended by the Rays’ son, Jonathan. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Jon Ray, a 2003 Handley High School graduate, was a natural at welding.

“It was the one thing he did on his own and followed through with,” said his mom, Joyce Ray. “Other stuff he’d…

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