The inter-high school automotive repair course for Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley High Schools in Wayne, NJ, won $10,000 in cash and supplies in the Why My High School Auto Shop Needs a Make-Over national contest at the end of January.
Students in the course created, edited and entered a video for the contest. Students from both high schools are enrolled in the course, the only one of its kind in the district where students from one school travel to another to attend class.
The video received 2,483 votes on Facebook, good for second place and only 118 votes more than the third-place winner.
The first-place school received 3,320 votes. More than 100 videos from schools across the country were submitted. Eight were named finalists.
The Universal Technical Institute Foundation (UTI), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support technical education in the transportation industry, sponsored the contest.
The schools' program will receive $5,000 worth of products from Snap-On, a manufactured of automotive repair tools and equipment, vouches for tires from Bridgestone and Firestone, and cash as their second-place winnings.