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01/06/2006
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: Jason McCord (518) 629-7180 or (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Jan. 6, 2006

WHO: Eighteen seniors from eight Capital Region high schools representing Capital Region BOCES, Columbia Greene Education Center, Questar III, Ulster BOCES, F. Donald Myers Education Center, HFM Career & Technical Center, Hoosick Falls Central School and Southern Adirondack Education Center.
WHAT: The 12th annual Regional High School Automotive Technology Competition, sponsored by the Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers (ENYCAR).
WHEN:

4 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2006
Students and instructors available for interviews: 4 to 6 p.m.
Hands-on competition: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Judging: 8 to 8:45 p.m.
Awards: 9 to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE:

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

DETAILS:

Area high school seniors will put their automotive skills to the test as they compete in timed trials to diagnose and repair vehicles with specific mechanical problems. 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 17 through 20, 2006. The competition is sponsored by ENYCAR, a trade association representing 91 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, which will curve to the right and become Williams Access Road; use the entrance to the parking lot immediately after the road curves. Cogan Hall is the furthest building, near the south end of the football field. Use the Williams Hall entrance (near the outdoor solar cell lab) which connects to Cogan Hall.