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Students restoring vehicle for sheriff’s department

CVES class doing the work

The automotive tech class at Champlain Valley Education Services in Mineville is restoring a humvee for the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Taking part in the project are instructor Art Miclette and students Cole Brooks, Doug Marshall and Michael Ennenga of Crown Point, Troy Morin and Ryan Smits of Moriah, Austin Martin of Westport and Atom Farrell of Keene. Assisting the class are Marc Austin and Gene Staubitz, former Mineville auto tech students, who are now employees of Village Auto in Crown Point. Helping when the humvee arrived were Anthony Childs, Jordan Greenough and Brandon Chappell, Moriah students who were “shadowing” the auto tech program for the day.

The automotive tech class at Champlain Valley Education Services in Mineville is restoring a humvee for the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Taking part in the project are instructor Art Miclette and students Cole Brooks, Doug Marshall and Michael Ennenga of Crown Point, Troy Morin and Ryan Smits of Moriah, Austin Martin of Westport and Atom Farrell of Keene. Assisting the class are Marc Austin and Gene Staubitz, former Mineville auto tech students, who are now employees of Village Auto in Crown Point. Helping when the humvee arrived were Anthony Childs, Jordan Greenough and Brandon Chappell, Moriah students who were “shadowing” the auto tech program for the day.

— “It’s in pretty good shape, so it won’t cost us much to get it ready to go,” Reynolds said. “The students will do the work and we’ll provide parts and materials. Any money needed will come from our (drug) forfeiture account. There won’t be any taxpayer money involved.”

Reynolds is pleased the local students are willing to assist the sheriff’s department.

“It’s helping us and it gives them a little real-life experience working on a piece of machinery like that,” Reynolds said. “If any of them go into the military in the future they could be working on the same type of vehicle.”

Students taking part in the project include Cole Brooks, Doug Marshall and Michael Ennenga of Crown Point, Troy Morin and Ryan Smits of Moriah, Austin Martin of Westport and Atom Farrell of Keene.

Assisting the class are Marc Austin and Gene Staubitz, former Mineville auto tech students, who are now employees of Village Auto in Crown Point. Miclette owns Village Auto.

“I think it’s great to have them helping out,” Miclette said his former students. “They have a lot of skills and they are a good example for the class.”

Helping when the humvee arrived were Anthony Childs, Jordan Greenough and Brandon Chappell, Moriah students who were “shadowing” the auto tech program for the day.

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