While many may think there are only animals at the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show, there is also a competition where students show off their wood or welding projects.
"I really enjoy welding," London High School senior Jayna Grove said.
Grove has been welding for nearly six years, entering her work in the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show each year. Her projects are getting more intricate.
"So I knew I wanted to do something with water this year, so I came up with this whole idea and here it is," Grove said.
This year a water feature took Grove 85 hours to complete. She said the hardest part was measuring the angles.
"I welded it all myself as well, and I also wired it as well because the set pump takes electricity, so I wired it to an electric switch," Grove said.
Grove hopes to see more women get into the craft of working with metal because it is not just for boys.
"It is kind of a rarity, but I know that a lot of women are starting to come back and do welding," Grove said.
Win or lose, Grove is proud of her project and will continue to weld even if it is just for fun.
"It's something really fun," Grove said. "It's almost relaxing, kind of, once you get in the zone and start doing it."
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