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SkillsUSA--test driving fundraiser results

posted Mar 27, 2016, 7:51 PM by Jeffrey Wolf
Mr. Apel and SkillsUSA president Allison Daw along with the general manager and two employees from Uptown Chrysler-Dodge.  

By Megan Cichon, Entertainment Editor

Posted September 10th, 2015

Last year, anyone 18 years old or older with a valid driver's license had the opportunity to raise money for the school by test driving cars. For each car that was tested, Uptown Chrysler/Dodge donated $20. The total amount of money raised from this event was $3,380. Half went to SkillsUSA and was used to pay for the travel expenses and competition. The other half of the money went to Relay For Life (American Cancer Society) and helped SkillsUSA be recognized as the highest fundraising youth team for the fourth year in a row.

SkillsUSA, the student organization behind this fundraiser, is a school club that focuses on technical and leadership skills. If you’re interested in becoming part of this organization, here’s a few things you need to know: you must be enrolled in a Tech Ed course, and you must participate in group fundraisers that help cover the expenses of traveling for competition. To get more information on this organization, click here: