A group of area high school students have been hard at work, using their artistic ability and creativity to help their fellow students stay drug free.
For the third straight year, the Classy Chassis Car Club will be hosting a car show at the Ohio Valley Mall. All of the money raised at the show will go toward placing drug-free programming and incentives in area grade schools.
This year there is a twist.
Trophies for the show have been hand-made by students at the Belmont Harrison Career Center. They created the unique awards with used car parts.
“They have done an excellent, excellent job with the trophies,” said James McGraw, President of Classy Chassis Car Club. “We can’t be happier with what they have done and I think everyone that gets one will be very happy.”
Students at the Belmont Harrison Career Center shared their thoughts on the car show.
“It’s really awesome, especially since I go here for school and I’ve always wanted to do something with welding,” said Nicole Johnston. “Especially with my Dad doing it when I was little and showing me how and how interesting it was.”
Another student believes that the trophies have an important significance.
“It makes me kind of proud to think of the hard work I put into it and for somebody to win that trophy just makes me feel proud,” said Devynn Edwards.
Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato said the show has been a huge success over the years, raising thousands of dollars for drug-free programming.
This year’s show will take place Saturday, September 14.