CHARLOTTE — The Quaker State, an automotive company, recently selected a Robeson County school as a candidate to compete with 13 others for a chance to participate in a national competition.
Robeson County residents can vote on QuakerState.com in September to give automotive students at Robeson County Career Center in Lumberton a chance to compete in the “Best in Class Challenge,” an automotive education program in shop classes across the U.S.
The competition will involve restoring and customizing a pre-owned car into a ride that represents the competitor’s school.
Other candidate schools chosen were: Iredell-Statesville Schools Automotive Technology Center in Troutman; Ashe County High School in West Jefferson; Applied Technology Center in Rock Hill, S.C.; Providence High School in Charlotte; Union County High School in Union, S.C.; Clover High School in Clover, S.C.; Davie County High School in Mocksville; Career Center High School in Winston-Salem; Nash Central High School in Rocky Mount; Corinth Holders High School in Wendell; Robbinsville High School in Robbinsville; East Duplin High School in Beulaville; and Charles B. Aycock High School in Pikeville.
The school that secures the most votes will compete in the six-week competition against top schools from four other metropolitan areas — Orlando, Fla.; Northern New Jersey; Atlanta; and Chicago.