East Syracuse- Minoa C. H. S. Spartan Garage, New York;
For the past 12 years, students in the Automotive Technology program at East Syracuse Minoa High School, have been involved in a very unique project. Each year, students have purchased a classic vehicle to restore and gain hands-on experience. When the vehicle nears completion, raffle tickets are sold and the lucky winner announced in July each year.
The funds generated from the raffle are utilized to keep the restoration and raffle process going each year. Students are responsible for the build from start to finish. Learning life skills in areas such as budgeting, advertising, creative thinking, communication and collaborating. It goes without saying that the mechanical experiences students encountered touches each and every system within the vehicle.