ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to share that students will present a vehicle they repaired to a local veteran tomorrow, as part of their partnership with nonprofit Second Chance Cars.
Tuesday, May 4, at 9 a.m.
Greater Lawrence Technical School, 57 River Road, Andover MA 01810
Recently, sophomore automotive collision students have worked to repair a white 2013 Nissan Altima in partnership with Second Chance Cars, a Concord based nonprofit that awards affordable donated cars to working people.
On Tuesday, students, staff and representatives of Second Chance Cars will come together to present the vehicle to Scott Sheppard of Quincy, a Marine veteran who served in the Gulf War.
Students at the event will give Sheppard a tour of the vehicle. Students have worked with their instructors to repair the rear body panel of the car using a frame machine, assemble a new tail light, paint the rear bumper cover, install a new battery, run a diagnostic of the engine and have detailed the vehicle’s interior and exterior.
Sophomores who worked on the project include Hazeline Alcantara, Jolizbeth Aristy, Victor De Los Santos, Natholyn Javier, Alitha Kan, Jaydin Nunez, Angel Borde Tejeda, Gage Dube, Junior Javier, Keila Machic, Braylin Ortega, Gabriel Ortega, Julitza Ortiz, Jayriel Rodriguez, Sebastian Rodriguez and Juan Zapata Gurerrero.Instructors involved in the project include Michael Ouellette, Walter Murphy, Malave Manuel and Steven Desgroseilliers.
The car was donated to Second Chance Cars by a Carlisle resident.
Second Chance Cars is able to operate thanks to the donations of gently used vehicles from the public. To learn more about the nonprofit and the vehicle donation process, visit www.secondchancecars.org
Members of the media are welcome and are asked to RSVP by contacting Kelsey Bode at [email protected] before the event. Media members are required to wear a face mask or covering, and to practice social distancing.