Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Two Hilltop Elementary School second-grade students were able to get an up-close look at a 1935 Ford Deluxe Coup at the school’s annual Vehicle Career Day on May 17.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Students at Hilltop Elementary School listened as a member of the S.W.A.T. Crisis Response Team talked about his career at the school’s annual Vehicle Career Day on May 17.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Joe Glista, of The Vineyards at Pine Lake, displayed a tractor with grape sprayers and explained how it worked and related to his job during the Hilltop Elementary School Vehicle Career Day on May 17.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Two Hilltop Elementary School second-grade students got an up-close look at an excavator at the school’s annual Vehicle Career Day on May 17.
By ABBY SLANKER
Hilltop Elementary School hosted its annual PTA-sponsored Vehicle Career Day on May 17.
Vehicle Career Day was set up in the front parking lot, with volunteer Hilltop parents, community members and local safety services providing their vehicles.
The vehicles were set up for the students to be able to get an up-close look and have an interactive experience, while also learning about the vehicle, the career associated with it, and the relationship of the vehicle to the career.
Ten vehicle stations were set up with 13 vehicles, including a Canfield City Police car, a Mahoning County Sheriff SUV, Cardinal Joint Fire District fire truck and ambulance, a dump truck and excavator from Harris Greenscape, two semi trucks from R and R Inc,, a 1935 Ford Deluxe Coup, a S. W. A. T. Crisis Response Team truck, a tractor with grape sprayer from the Vineyards at Pine Lake and a sports car from Boardman Subaru and a Mahoning County Sheriff station with a drone.
Jared Czarnecki, a parent of a Hilltop student, brought the sports car from Boardman Subaru.
“I’m a dude who sells cars and brought this car to show the students and let them check it out themselves. They can get in it and pretend to drive it and honk the horn. This is my third year participating in Vehicle Career Day and I really enjoy it,” Czarnecki said.
Each grade level had an hour to visit the vehicles while rotating every five minutes to ensure each student was able to visit each station. Sara Michaliszyn served as chair of Vehicle Career Day for the fifth year and Hilltop PTA volunteers were also on hand to help.
“The kids just love this day. It’s a great hands-on experience for the students to learn about the vehicles and the careers that go with them. I’d like to the parents and the community organizations who volunteered their time and vehicles today,” said Michaliszyn.