MBHS Car Show & Shop Class

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MORRO BAY — Morro Bay High School’s Auto Shop had originally planned to host its second annual car show in celebration of the grand opening of the school’s new auto shop on February 17 however, chose to postpone the event - due to unfortunate weather conditions - until further notice for sometime during late April.

Weather permitting, the car show which was originally scheduled to be held from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m, was also supposed to feature a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Students, staff and local community members alike will be invited to come together for the exciting event.

"The Auto Shop is the (very) first classroom renovation project at Morro Bay High School,” San Luis Coastal Unified School District Director of Facilities Anthony Palazzo said. “It features state-of-the-art equipment and technology and represents the best in project-based, hands-on learning and career technical education and training.”

While interest in the Auto Shop program at MBHS has significantly grown over past few years, James Bueno, MBHS Auto Shop instructor, expects it to grow even more so in the years to come.

“The goal was to simulate a shop-like setting to provide students with hands-on, working knowledge of the most modern technology to prepare them for immediate employment or to (simply) continue their education,” Bueno said. “Our classes will now be (true) academic motivators for technology savvy teens.”

This project, along with several other renovations expected to be implemented over the next five years, was completely funded by Measure D. The willingness of the San Luis Obispo County community to invest the $177 million bond into the future of local students and schools is extremely promising, Superintendent Dr. Eric Prater said.

“Our community has a long history of coming together to make education a priority,” Dr. Prater said. “We will continue to be stewards of (these) resources and demonstrate that (the community’s) trust is well placed.”

For more information contact Morro Bay High School at (805)771-1845.

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