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Student "Recycled" Ride Could Be Yours

Students at a local career center are giving away a car that they refurbished as part of their classes. They're accepting nominations now for the free.

Some local students are going to make a huge difference in the lives of a family this holiday season, and it could be you or someone you know.

The students are studying mechanics and auto body at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center. They'll donate a newly refurbished vehicle they worked on, to a family in need. The car is a 2015 Chrysler 200, which was donated by the "Recycled Rides" program of the National Auto Body Council.

The students have been working on the car all semester, refurbishing the outside, the interior and the engine, with parts and materials donated by local businesses. Now they're taking nominations for who should get the car.

This is the third Recycled Ride that Forbes will donate. The previous winner was a single mother who got her 2011 Chevrolet Malibu at her work on Christmas Eve two years ago. "I knew my students would realize that they can really make a change for the better in someone's life. That is a big goal in this project," said Josh Krentz, Collision Repair Technology instructor at Forbes Road CTC. Student Adam Tomlinson agrees. "The best part is just being able to physically see the positive impact you made on a family's life."

"Someone's life's going to be changed by this." Josh Krenz, instructor

If you'd like to nominate yourself or someone you know, you'll find the application at the bottom of FRCTC homepage . The deadline for nominations is Thursday, January 15, 2019 .

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