Student pursuing interests with internship

Published 9:20 am Thursday, February 8, 2018

Jacob Rhyne is a senior at Davie High School, the son of John and Sara Rhyne of Mocksville.

He has been involved in Boy Scouts for the last 10 years and achieved the Eagle Scout award in 2016. His Eagle Scout project was to replace the foot bridge at the Vulcan outdoor learning center which Davie County students use for environmental education.

In addition to Scouting, he is a member of the Davie County Combine Mountain Biking team which is a part of the InterScholastic Cycling League of North Carolina.

He has always been interested in skills-orientated courses and has taken the following: Career and Technical Education, Core & Sustainable Construction, Masonry I, II & III, Scientific Visualization, Drafting I, Drafting II-Engineering (Honors), and Drafting II- Architecture (Honors.)

In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors. He enjoys hunting and camping with family and friends, especially in the mountains. He also tinkers around with remote car racing for fun.

His plans are to attend Forsyth Technical Community College to study welding.

He is interning at Fuller Welding & Fabricators in Mocksville under the supervision of Phillip Fuller, owner.

He has learned the powder coating processes and is moving on to learn how to operate a waterjet machine for precision cutting and machining.

Fuller began Fuller Welding and Fabricators 46 years ago at the age of 19 and with financial stake of $40. He now has 25 employees. In addition to welding, he has expanded his company to include Advanced Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology to cut, shear, and bend metal sheets and plates.