The winners of a hood-decorating contest stand behind their entries Wednesday at North Platte Community College. Pictured left to right are: first place – Ricks Polk, Hubbard, Iowa; second – Joseph Pafford, North Platte and third – Dylan Brown, North Platte.
NPCC's Auto Body Technology department conducts the hood-decorating competition every year as a way to teach students basic restoration skills, build camaraderie and involve the college as a whole.
It's typically the first project of the year for Auto Body Technology students. Through it, they learn how to straighten, shape, sand, prime and polish old vehicle hoods – skills they will need for future projects, including the college's raffle car.
Students in NPCC's other applied technology programs judge the hoods. This year the prizes included a seven-piece Dura-Block kit, a pneumatic random orbital sander and a StartingLine complete auto painting and priming kit.