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Oct 03
NPCC Auto Body students win hood-decorating contest

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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.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​