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EAC’s 30th Annual Skills Day was a big success

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EAC’s 30th Annual Skills Day was a big success

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Over 350 students from nine Arizona high schools attended Eastern Arizona College’s 30th Annual Skills Day competition on March 29. Thirty-six competitions were held in the areas of Allied Health and Physical Education, Art/Graphic Design, Business, CAD-Drafting, Computers, Fire Science, Languages, Welding, and Woodworking. There was also a Car Show and an Automotive Charitable Event.

The day concluded with a luncheon where winners were announced, and one lucky door-prize winner, David Martinez from Safford High School, walked away with a remote controlled SUV.

The Car Show featured more than 15 vehicles. Here, students are standing in front of a re-built 1936 Ford Coupe Deluxe. It belongs to Sherrie Quinn of Thatcher, who rebuilt the car herself, taking her about 4.5 years. She has named the car Miss Piggy because, she says, “Cars back in those days weren’t streamlined like they are today. They were big and bulky. I thought it looked like Miss Piggy.”