Chicago HS Students Compete in Automotive Contest
Quaker State® is bringing a hands-on automotive education program to select high schools through the “Best in Class Challenge.” This 6-week competition will feature high school auto shop classes across the United States restoring, tuning and customizing a pre-owned car into a showroom-ready, creative representation of their school. Each high school team will compete for not only bragging rights, but a custom spread in Popular Mechanics, the opportunity to attend and participate in the December 11, 2015 Mecum Auction in Austin, Texas and prize money and scholarships for their high school.
Quaker State has selected the following five high schools in the Chicago area as candidates for their “Best in Class Challenge,” an automotive education program featuring auto shop classes from across the United States restoring, tuning and customizing a pre-owned car into a showroom-ready, creative representation of their school.
- Simeon Career Academy – Chicago, IL
- Palatine High School – Palatine, IL
- Proviso East High School – Maywood, IL
- New Trier High School – New Trier, IL
- Lyons Township High School – Lyons Township
Quaker State has also teamed up with AutoZone to help set up each school with the tools for success. The top five schools will receive their vehicle from local car lots (valued at $3,000), receive a $2,000 AutoZone gift card to purchase all necessary parts and supplies for the competition. Over the next few weeks, the students will be scored on their progress, quality of work and overall final product. Online voting will also be taken into consideration.
Upon successful completion of the “Best in Class Challenge,” all schools will be awarded a prize package from AutoZone that includes:
- Gold Prize – one – $2,000 AutoZone Gift Certificate to the 1st place school
- Silver Prize – two – $1,500 AutoZone Gift Certificate each to the 2nd and 3rd place schools
- Bronze Prize – two – $1,000 AutoZone Gift Certificate each to the 4th and 5th place schools
From now through September 27, 2015, each of these schools is charged with securing as many votes as possible to become a finalist. Only one of the Chicago schools listed above will move on to participate in the 6-week competition against top schools from four other major cities —Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte, and Northern NJ.
Chicagoans can show support for their favorite high school’s next generation of auto mechanics by casting votes at www.popularmechanics.com/qsbestinclasschallenge. Remember, only one vote per person!
VOTE NOW for your Chicago area school to compete in the finals.