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South Doyle HS Collision Repair Students Present KCS Security with Vehicle

Staff members from South Doyle High School, the Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education and Security departments, and the media gathered today in the South Doyle High School auto body shop to watch as students enrolled in Mr. Rod McMahan’s Advanced Collision Repair course at the school presented a 2014 Chevrolet Impala to the Knox County Schools Security Department on Monday, May 16, 2016.

The Impala presented was involved in a front end collision, and with just 4,470 miles on the odometer, was declared totaled. The South Doyle High School students, applying content learned in a classroom, completed repairs to the vehicle in order to get it certified by stringent Insurance Institute criteria.

Gus Paidousis, KCS Security Chief addressed the students after being handed the keys saying, “This is going to be a great addition to our fleet. Our cars have a lot of miles on them and I know everyone is going to be wanting to drive this. Today was a great surprise and these kids did a fantastic job.”

When asked about the project, Braden Anderson, a senior in the class who headed up a lot of the project said, “It was tedious. These new cars aren’t like older cars. The parts are smaller, more fragile, more expensive. You’ve got to be really careful not to break anything. But it was a very cool project. This car looks a lot better than the one that came in here earlier this year.

“The completion of the Impala Project is just one example of how Career and Technical Education in the Knox County Schools continues to provide rigorous technical content while meeting high 21st century demands,” said Don Lawson, Director of Career, Technical and Adult Education for the Knox County Schools. “Programs like this provide strong evidence that we are utilizing personalized instruction to meet the individual needs of all Knox County students.”
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