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Bracket Masters Racing Team has
established a working relationship with the Glen Oaks High School Auto
Tech program. We are introducing the NHRA Youth &
Educational Services (YES) program to the students in this fine
The Glen Oaks High Auto Technician Program is one of a kind in the
state of Louisiana. The program one of two National Automotive
Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified programs
in the state and the only certified program in the city of Baton Rouge,
LA. Certification allows students to become certified technicians
and will provide partnerships for the program with motor companies such as
Ford, Chrysler-Benz and General Motors.
are great. Many, many auto mechanics could only dream of having the
test equipment, space, lifts, alignment equipment, welding machines and
plasma cutters that reside in this classroom and shop. There are 8
bays. The school owns at least 4 vehicles. The students use
these vehicles for
hands on repair and diagnostic troubleshooting. These are not junkers,
but late model SUV's, Diesel Engine automobiles, Vans and regular
automobiles that have been donated by various dealerships in the Baton
Oaks High School principal, Mr. Wilbert August, asked the team to put on a
car show for the whole school. During the past four years, Bracket
Masters has put on a car show each year on the front lawn
of the school. Team cars, supplemented by a teachers hot
Mustang and the teams Jr. Dragster. The majority of the team
members came to support the event talk to the students about careers
available in the automotive field.
Each class we interface with is very well mannered and eager to
learn. The young people answer questions and are quick to
offer their prospective. Manners
and social interaction are stressed in the
automotive technology classes. It is a pleasure to observe the eagerness to
learn that the students display in the program.
Mr. Lyons attending a BMRT Meeting.
2/9/03 - Students from Mr. Lyons Auto Tech II
class at Glen Oaks High School (GOHS) and their parents were
present. Bracket Masters Racing Team will take 4 young men to the
Spring Nationals in Baytown on April 11, 2003. They are guests
of the National Hot Rod Associations "Career Education Day" at
Houston Raceway Park. While there, they are to take part in seminars
highlighting careers available in the racing field and automobile
industry. They will observe Top Fuel, Funny Car and
Pro Stock qualifying.
The students and parents present were: Kendrick Lemon (Mrs. Sharon L.
Neapollioun & Mr. Lumon M. Neapollioun),
Leon Morris, Jr. (Mrs. Leatla Morris), Wilman Montgomery, Jr. (Mrs.
Beverly Montgomery). Dezmon Ellzey was not present, but was represented
by his Mom, Mrs. Consuella M. Ellzey Jacobs.
Mr. Lyons, the parents and students spoke to the team on the impact the Auto
Tech program has been on each of them, from the student prospective and
the parents prospective. They also talked about the effect Bracket
Masters Racing Team involvement has been on their school activities.
Mr. Lyons was presented with a BMRT Red Satin Jacket with his name, and a
Mr. & Mrs. Lyons
Mayor Bobby Simpson of Baton Rouge will visit the GOHS Auto Tech program
on Feb. 26, 2003 to observe the fine program at the school. Mr.
Willie Beathley of BMRT arranged for the visit.
2/10/03 - NHRA has contacted BMRT and
they will allow us to take students from the Glen Oaks Auto Tech Program
to the Spring Nationals "Career Day" in Baytown, TX (This is an
annual event and we will be allowed to attend each year). The young
people will be allowed to "Job Shadow" the different
professionals in the racing community to learn the careers available in
the racing profession. This dovetails with the tape, "Careers
At The Starting Line" that is a part of the Youth &
(YES) program curriculum that we are using in the class room. The
trip is scheduled for April 11, 2003. Transportation will be funded
by Bracket Masters Racing Team, the admissions for the young people and instructors
will be free, courtesy of NHRA. While there the youth will observe
qualifying sessions for the 325 MPH Top Fuel Dragsters, Funny Car, Pro
Stock and Pro Stock Bike. These are the professional categories of
NHRA drag racing.
- Baton Rouge Mayor, Bobby Simpson Visited Glen Oaks High School Auto Tech
To See Mayor's Page)
3/19/02 - Responding to a request of
the East Baton Rouge School Board, , Mr. Houston Hawkins, Mrs. Marva
Hawkins and Mr. Skip Holbert took two cars to Zachary High School's Career
Day. Six, 40 min. presentations on the Youth &
Education Services program were made by Mr. Holbert and Mrs.
Hawkins to the groups. Each presentation included a portion of the
NHRA Video, "Careers At The Starting Line", and a brief tour of
the race cars.
program incorporates our work with the school systems in our area, such as
the East Baton Rouge School Board, the new Baker/Zachary School System,
the West Baton Rouge School System along with church and community
organizations in our area.
4/9/03 - Bank One Community Relations Manager,
Mrs. Mary Durusau toured
the Glen Oaks High School Auto Tech. facility today. As with
everyone before her, she was impressed, first with the students, then with
the instructor Mr. Lyons, and also with the high tech. equipment that the
youth have to work with. Team members on hand for the visit were:
Mrs. Jerri Harris, Mr. Houston Hawkins, Mr. Skip Holbert and Mr. Reggie
During the visit the students demonstrated
repair and assembly of a engine starter to Mrs. Durusau. She was
also given a demonstration of a interactive DVD study program, using the
segment on engine starter repair and troubleshooting, available to the
students. The Auto Tech program owns a complete library of DVD's on
every automobile system and component repair. Each DVD has a
question and answer segment that tests the students understanding of the
system or component.
Feb. 2004 - Mrs. Durusau and Bank One donated 4
computers, which will be used in the Auto Tech Program.
The Auto Tech program has
state-of-the-art automotive repair and diagnostic equipment.
As of the 2004-2005 school year, the classroom has eight new Dell
computers for students use. High Speed Internet Service is provided
by Cox Communications.
March 2004, Bank One donated cash to fund scholarships for selected Glen
Oaks Auto Tech Graduates. The awards will be made on April 30, 2004
at the Senior Breakfast.
A group of two parents, 6 students,
one instructor and 5 BMRT members took a trip to Houston Raceway Park in
Baytown, TX to attend "Career
Day at the Track", sponsored by NHRA and the U. S. Army.
This is a part of the Youth & Education Services Program. Baton
Rouge SMART Program provided the transportation and the admissions were
donated by the National Hot Rod Association. We arrived at 8:45 AM
and departed at 6:15 PM. We had an excellent trip and
experience. Students attending were: Nathaniel Breaux - Auto
Tech I, Kendrick Lemon - Auto Tech II, Wilman Montgomery - Auto Tech II,
Leonard Rodgers - Auto Tech II and Reginald Jackson, Jr. - GOHS Band
Tech program student recruitment was closely associated with GOHS
Career Day. There were representatives from Governor Mike Foster's
office, Mr. Bob Israel of the Louisiana New Car Commission, and Mrs. Marva
Hawkins of Bracket Masters Racing Team. Mr. Israel and Mrs. Hawkins
spoke to the group first, followed by Mr. Lyons and the principle, Mrs.
Henry. There were several parents of prospective students in
All of the students in the Auto Tech
Program wrote individual thank you letters to Bracket Masters, thanking us
for taking them to the Spring Nationals in Baytown, TX. They were
all impressed with what they saw on the track, in the pits and during the
presentations. They were all awe-struck by the Top Fuel Dragsters
ground pounding, earth shaking, power and noise! They liked the
precision teamwork of the Funny Car and Top Fuel teams as they got their
cars ready for the next rounds (in 75 minuets). Each student noted
something about the trip that was a little different and all of the
letters were written from the heart. BMRT appreciates the gratitude shown
by Wilman, Nathaniel, Leonard and Kendrick. Mr. Lyons is already
planning for the 2004 trip! He was equally impressed.
Willie Beathley donated a complete
race car chassis, with roll bar, to the Glen Oaks High School Auto Tech
Program. The car is a 1976 full body Camaro. Mr. Lyons is very
excited at the thought of having a project car to work on. As soon
as the car arrived in the shop the boys started to work on getting it
ready. Willie hopes this is the start of race car building
competition among the various high school auto tech programs in the
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