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Angie Mitchell, a junior dressed for Homecoming Spirit Week as a “geek” for Nerd Day has taken automotive technology since her freshman year. She is working on a 1997 Mazda Miata donated to the class by vice-principal Anna Van Zile and is focused on removing a head gasket.

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Payson students work hard to master needed job skills

Auto shop students learn to rebuild engines, hoping to learn enough to fill one of 450,000 vacant technical jobs

The silent bodies litter Payson High School’s auto shop, laying about in disarray in and outside the classroom. Some lack a hood. Others sit on blocks, their wheels gone, guts exposed to the elements. Still others have their back ends removed.


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