Brady Pope
Brady Pope
Brady Pope, a welding student at Philadelphia Neshoba County Career Technical Center, is being honored by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation as student of the month for the state’s north central region.

Recognized for his energetic nature and leadership skills, Pope is driven by a strong work ethic and desire to solve problems, a release from the MCEF said. His work products reflect significant quality and knowledge as evidenced by his impressive performances at the 2018 district and state welding fabrication  competitions. 

Pope is recipient of the Star Student Award and serves as president of his local SkillsUSA and as a member of the student panel for his career center advisory meeting. He was chosen to attend the Building A Better Future Conference and the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference. 

He achieved all of this while participating as a member of the school band and powerlifting team and serving as a volunteer at his church, Operation Christmas Child, and Tricks for the Future initiative at a local daycare. 

Pope plans to study welding at East Central Community College in preparation for a career as a welder on an offshore drilling rig or pipeline. 

"We congratulate Brady for earning student of the month honors and for being an excellent representative of high school career tech programs in Mississippi," said Mike Barkett, MCEF president.  "We're proud of our students of the month for helping ensure our state has a highly skilled workforce to support the state's growing construction and manufacturing industries."