A Technical Victory - Doug Tanner's Story

Doug Tanner has been taking things apart and putting them back together again since he was 4-years old. He knows his way around small engines, an oxy-acetylene torch, an arc, and a TIG welder. He wants to work as a millwright one day, and sees his future through the lens of‘hands-on.’ Doug, a twelfth-grader, is planning on attending Ranken Technical College next year. The Central senior carries a 3.92 GPA and wants to work as a millright or a fabricator in the energy sector upon graduation from Ranken. He's been a standout athlete on the basketball court as a varsity player since his sophomore year as well as a Section FFA Leader. Doug's grandfather inspired his interest in mechanical engineering and taught him how to weld before he was even old enough to work his paper route, at age 11. Work ethic, smarts, and good preparation have all served Doug well and all of us here at Central wish him well in his Beyond the Tassel pursuits. Good luck, Doug!