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Sculpting metal: MHS graduate wins national award for welding
Holly Thomas, 19, sits at her home in Monroe with a collection of welded animals she created in her senior year at Monroe High School. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - If you knew what Holly Thomas' favorite animal was, then you would know the sculpture she made that won her a national award. Thomas, 19, a Monroe High School graduate, won a national award this September for a welding sculpture of a miniature alligator. Thomas put together her forearm-sized green alligator over the span of about a month in a class she took with MHS tech and engineering instructor Dan Saunders during her senior year.