In August, Jan Pelaez Garcia of McGee Brothers Company was recognized with a lunch and an award presentation at the McGee Brothers Company office in Greensboro as a noteworthy student masonry apprentice. Greg Skyta of Mortar Net Solutions says, “(We) worked with masonry instructors across the country, as well as the National Masonry Instructors Association, to select students who would benefit the most from a scholarship. The scholarships were presented to the students’ instructors by Mortar Net Solutions’ Steven Fechino. In addition to the scholarships, the recipients each received tool bags to help them as they work through their education and apprenticeships. Mortar Net Solutions is working on expanding this program for 2020, and details on how to nominate a student will be announced soon." Participating in the recognition, top left to right, Chris Grissom, Greg Huntley, and Cliff McGee of McGee Brothers Company; honoree Jan Pelaez Garcia; Steven Fechino; John F. Kennedy High School CDC Nancy Harris; and Greg Skyta. Bottom, left to right, NCMCA’s Ryan Shaver; John F. Kennedy High School masonry instructor Dean Bagnoni; and Nick Cardillo and Matt Mahoney, McGee Brothers Company.