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Pepin Academies Welding Program Featured on Bay News 9

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Bay News 9 Story on Pepin Academies Wleding Program turning old instruments into Art

Tampa, Florida – Monday, February 26, 2024 —Pepin Academies is proud to share that our Welding Program has recently been featured on Spectrum News at Bay News 9. The story highlights how our Welding Program students took old, used instruments provided by Recycled Tunes and turned them into art that was displayed at the Gasparilla Music Festival in downtown Tampa. We are grateful for the recognition and would like to share the story with our website visitors.

Class instructor and community artist Mr. Bryant Martinez said the artwork goes out into the public, and then more things happen. “The students get a chance to have purpose-driven art and seeing that art out in the community becomes exciting,” said Mr. Martinez.

You can read the full story on Spectrum News Bay News 9’s website.

We would like to express our gratitude to Bay News 9 for featuring our business and to Roy De Jesus for the excellent reporting.

Pepin Academies is a tuition-free, public charter school for students with learning disabilities in Tampa Bay with Campuses in New Port Richey, Riverview and Tampa. Our Welding Program is part of our Career and Technical Education Program, designed to prepare students to be successful in a rapidly changing workforce and equip them to make informed decisions about future college and career pathways.

By sharing this story, we hope to keep our community, parents and students informed about how our trade skills workshop and the beautiful artwork our Welding Program students are creating.

Please note that the content of the linked story is the property of Spectrum News Bay News 9 and is subject to their copyright and terms of use.

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