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Visiting Shale Academy

Matthew Hupp, head survey field engineer for Bechtel Corp., visited the Utica Shale Academy at Southern Local High School on Oct. 25 to discuss land surveying with USA and Southern Local students. He provided an on-line curriculum and encouraged the students to achieve licensure so they could be eligible for a job with the company upon graduation. Pupils also plan to visit the combined-cycle energy plant under construction in Wellsville on Nov. 19, and welding students will gain exposure to work opportunities. Listening to Hupp’s presentation were Dylan Millhoan, Mark Soukup, Steven Richards, Steven Craig, Jake Spencer and Tommy Redman.

— Contributed

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