By Katie Hurst
Five Jeep Wrangler TJ’s have been secured by SEMA for the High School Vehicle Build Program. Five high schools across the country have been selected to participate as build partners for the 2019 program which provides students with and educational hands-on customization experience. Through these SEMA-funded builds, high school auto shop programs will be connected with aftermarket manufacturers in a unique way.
Hundreds of high school students will learn about and install aftermarket products to customize their school’s Jeep TJ. The customization effort, which is enhanced by manufacturer support, will primarily focus on suspension, wheels/tires, interior and exterior accessories. Companies are invited to support the 2019 builds by donating product(s). Opportunities for product demonstrations and scheduled school visits are also available.
Here are the specs for the vehicles and locations of the high schools.
C.D. Hylton High School- Woodbridge, VA
Comstock High School- Kalamazoo, MI
R.L. Turner High School- Carrollton, TX
Santa Fe ECO - Santa Fe, New Mexico
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School- Santa Ynez, CA
The builds will be completed by the end of the 2019 school year and will be auctioned off through Bring A Trailer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the funding of another build for the schools and the continued expansion of this program.