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Automotive Teacher, Roger Duvall, accepts the keys to the new car donated by State Farm Insurance.
Posted: Friday, 17 May 2013 1:33PM

State Farm Agents Deliver Training Wheels

(Leitchfield, KY) - Hybrid cars aren’t generally seen at high schools, except maybe in the parking lots.

So when Automotive teacher Roger Duvall came home from a hybrid training workshop last summer he was eager to see if he could find a way to provide this latest technology to students.  According to Duvall, the number of hybrids is growing every year, along with a strong demand for service and repair technicians.

Realizing what a valuable addition this type of training would be for his own students’ set of skills, he called on some “good neighbors” for help. A passing mention to State Farm Agent Dale Woosley set the wheels in motion for a recently delivered 2007 Toyota Prius that awaits automotive students when they return to school next year.

As a former Director of Grayson County’s Tech Center, Woosley quickly recognized the value that hybrid know-how could bring to local students, and brainstormed the idea with Claim Team Manager Adam Ward. Through those conversations, Woosley made a connection with Claim Team Manager, Scott Organ, who saw the months-long process to fruition, turning what some may have seen as a pipedream into a reality for Grayson County students.  

“By having this hybrid trainer, we hope to create interest for students who may want to pursue a career as an automobile technician,” said Duvall.

The car’s value is close to $12,000, but to Grayson County Schools it is “priceless”.

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People : Adam WardDale WoosleyRoger DuvallScott Organ
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