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Area High School Seniors to Compete in Automotive Technology Competition at Hudson Valley Community College
Winners advance to national finals in New York City

CONTACT: Michelle Lenkiewicz, ENYCAR, (518) 452-0584 ext. 203
or Jason McCord, Hudson Valley Community College, (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007

WHO: Ten seniors from four Capital Region high schools: Capital Region BOCES, the F. Donald Myers Education Center, Hoosick Falls Central School, and Southern Adirondack Education Center.
WHAT: The 13th annual Regional High School Automotive Technology Competition, sponsored by the Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers (ENYCAR).

4 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2007
4 to 6 p.m.: Students and instructors available for interviews
6:30 to 8 p.m.: Hands-on competition (best opportunity for photos/videos)
8 to 8:30 p.m.: Judging
8:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Awards


Cogan Hall Automotive Lab
Hudson Valley Community College campus
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy                    


Local high school seniors will put their automotive skills to the test as they diagnose and repair vehicles set up with specific mechanical problems under a set time limit. Winners of the competition will receive scholarship money and an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the national finals from April 9 through 12, 2007. The competition is sponsored by ENYCAR, a trade association representing 95 new car dealers in upstate New York.

DIRECTIONS: Enter the Hudson Valley Community College campus via South Road (the entrance across from the Country Grove restaurant). Follow South Road and take a left into the parking lot just past the Joseph L. Bruno stadium. Cogan Hall is the furthest building, so park near the south end of the football field. Enter Cogan Hall through the double doors and walk straight back to the automotive lab.