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Hickory High School Students Geared Up To Go Fast

Students in the automotive program at Hickory High School in Hickory, NC, are turning a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air into a R.A.T. Rod.

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-10-04-14-amStudents in the automotive program at Hickory High School in Hickory, NC, are turning a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air into a R.A.T. Rod.

From John Bailey’s article on the Hickory Record website:

Keeping students motivated to be in class is not a problem for Hickory High School (HHS) Automotive Instructor Tim Felton these days.

The idea of turning an old, worn out 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air into a R.A.T. Rod (Radically Alternative Thinking) hot rod has Felton’s kids geared up every time they walk through the doors of the school’s automotive shop.

“It’s basically thinking outside the box for the kids,” Felton said. “They’re putting their own ideas into this project… it’s hard to teach in the classroom because all they talk about is the ’57 Chevrolet.”

Hickory High’s automotive department received a $5,000 donation from the Charlotte STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) organization to build a R.A.T. Rod last year. 

Click HERE to read the entire article about the Hickory High School automotive program on the Hickory Record website.

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