Teacher Shows High School Students The Value Of A Trade -

Teacher Shows High School Students The Value Of A Trade

Students in the Advanced Automotive Studies class at North Mecklenburg High School helped restore a 1954 Chevy 3100 pickup truck.

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 11.51.47 AMStudents in the Advanced Automotive Studies class at North Mecklenburg High School helped restore a 1954 Chevy 3100 pickup truck.

From Marty Minchin’s article on The Charlotte Observer website:

This spring, students in Jarod Brown’s automotive technology class piled on the back of a bright yellow 1954 Chevy truck, and Brown took it for a spin around the North Mecklenburg High School campus.

The truck was in the school’s auto shop when Brown arrived last fall at his new job — auto tech teacher. The truck didn’t run and was covered with rust and algae.

“When we got it started, we were so happy and excited,” said Gregory Shanks, 16, a student in Brown’s class.

Under Brown’s direction, students worked on the truck all year.

“Everything the truck needed was lesson plans I was teaching,” Brown said. “It worked out great.”

Brown said the students couldn’t stop smiling as the truck made its inaugural drive.

Click HERE to read the entire article about Jonathan Robertson on The Charlotte Observer website.

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