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A Crash Course Collects Cash for Web Sites

By washing cars and selling hot dogs, students at Warren Tech Career and
Technical High School in Lakewood, Colo., raised $400 to support the I-CAR Education Foundation.

Thomas Rausch and Matt Reinert, SkillsUSA chapter presidents, organized the fund-raiser after previewing two websites. According to collision repair technology instructor Laura Angell, the students decided to support www.collisioncareers.org and www.collisionkids.org, sites the foundation created to bolster the industry’s employee pool. end of story

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The Jaws of Victory?


The opposition gets a taste of Waubonsie High’s defense

or 13 of the past 14 years, SkillsUSA students at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Ill., have won the school’s homecoming parade float competition.

For this year’s theme, “Under the Sea,” students created a rather imposing looking ship featuring a member of the opposing football team walking — or shall we say, dangling — from the plank above an awaiting shark’s jaws.

According to advisor Steve Skorup, “the float is powered by SkillsUSA innovation and skills.” end of story

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Pockets Full of Good Will

SkillsUSA youth directors from each district in Texas teamed up with Timberland PRO, Habitat for Humanity and City Year to help those in need of shelter in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Academy Sports & Outdoors, a Timberland PRO customer, paid their employees for the day while allowing them to participate. The event was covered by two local television stations. end of story

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Finding a Driver Who Fits

Because they all were too large, the auto body students at Valders High School in Collins, Wis., recruited the school’s 103-pound wrestler, Damian Brandes, to race a junior dragster that they built from a kit. Brandes now regularly races at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna. end of story

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