Welding is an art and Wylie High School teacher, Ken Nicholson is an artist. I asked Ken to use his amazing welding skills to forge branding irons from designs submitted by each campus. The designs were to “tell a story” about their campus.
The gentleman hugging the box is kid favorite, Mr. Levi Turner, a history teacher at Wylie East with a passion for kids and music. Mr. Turner is grateful for the new equipment his kids will use to create art in his new class.
A brand is a mark used by cowboys to identify cattle on a ranch. Ranchers are typically proud of their brand. Brands have stories behind them. For example, one of Texas’ largest existing ranches, the Four-Sixes (6666), earned its name by being won in a game of poker.