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'Diesel Day' puts students in the drivers seat

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Students involved in the St. Helens High School automotive and mechanic program pose in front of a diesel engine during Diesel Day.Students from St. Helens High School and Scappoose High School were both given the chance to participate in Portland Community College Diesel Service Technology Program's, "Diesel Day" held last week on Friday, May 6.

The event allowed students to see diesel engines, heavy machinery equipment and auto body repair equipment up close and ask drivers and experts questions about the equipment. Those who attended were also given the opportunity to test drive several pieces of construction machinery with supervision. Students from Scappoose High School and St. Helens High School attend the event every year.