Home Page of Masonry Magazine

Advertise to mason contractors

Subscribe to Masonry Magazine
Sponsors of Masonry Magazine
Classified Advertising for Mason Contractors
Contact Masonry Magazine
Search Masonry Magazine
Order reprints of Masonry Magazine
News for masonry contractors
Claendar of masonry events
Links to masonry related sites
Web site of the Mason Contractors Association of America
Web site of the Mason Contractors Association of America

Making the Grade

Philip Schon of Jackson, N.J., is our Masonry Apprentice of the Month. Like many aspiring young masons, he epitomizes the hard-working, independent spirit of the masonry trade. Encouraged by his vo-tech instructor, John Biscardi, Schon is already working for himself doing masonry jobs.

Schon represented the state of New Jersey in the national masonry contest held this past summer in Kansas City, Mo., in conjunction with the SkillsUSA—VICA National Leadership and Skills Conference. He competed in the post-secondary division.

Schon credits his instructor at the Ocean County Vo-Tech School in Jackson for getting him involved in masonry competitions that led him to the nationals.

"I think Mr. Biscardi is the best teacher," says Schon. "He always helped me out and always told me when I'd done well."

Schon is a well-rounded young man, having participated in high school football and track. In addition, he was awarded Eagle Scout honors for his participation in Boy Scouts of America.



    ©2004 by the Mason Contractors Association of America
    All rights reserved
    33 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
    Phone: 847-301-0001 or 800-536-2225 | Fax: 847-301-1110

    Web site by: Lionheart Publishing, Inc.
    506 Roswell Street, Suite 220, Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: 770-431-0867 | Fax: 770-432-6969