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ATEC students restore classic car
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Students are restoring the Mercedes Benz using the knowledge theyve acquired from the Inner Industry Conference of Collision and Repair program (I-CAR) taught by Weaver. I-CAR is a worldwide curriculum that prepares high school students for entry-level jobs in auto body shops immediately after high school, or gives them a chance to earn course credits at participating post-secondary technical schools. - photo by Photo provided by David Weaver
A Kershaw County School District (KCSD) faculty member’s classic car is getting a new shine at KCSD’s Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC). Certified School Psychologist Patrick Owen bought a 1972 280 Sports Edition Mercedes Benz last summer that is currently being fully remodeled by students in the Auto Collision Technology course at ATEC. Determined to have a car like his father once owned, Owen searched it on the Internet for several years before he located one. For his 60th birthday, his wife bought Owen the car, and they had it moved from Kentucky to Columbia.

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