Blending arts for fun and profit

Students use talents to create car show art

The Sunnyside  YV-Tech welding classes are just beginning to add the spark to the trophies to be distributed at the high school Show and Shine Car Show. Working on a trophy project are, from left to right; Santo Gonzalez, Ismael Delacruz and Johnathan Dalrymple.

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The Sunnyside YV-Tech welding classes are just beginning to add the spark to the trophies to be distributed at the high school Show and Shine Car Show. Working on a trophy project are, from left to right; Santo Gonzalez, Ismael Delacruz and Johnathan Dalrymple.



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— Arc welding and fine arts are being used as a unique promotion tool of the 14th annual Sunnyside High School “Show and Shine” All Vehicle Car Show.

A drawing by SHS senior Julyana Sanchez was selected for the publicity posters now being distributed for past car show participants and in other venues, Car Show organizer Lisa DeRuyter said.

Meanwhile the YV-Tech students are rummaging through boxes of discarded gears to create one-of-a-kind trophies for award hardware.

The annual car show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 24, on the Chief Kamiakin Elementary School playground, 1700 E. Lincoln Ave.

Organized as a fundraiser for the senior class, all manner of transportation

vehicles are welcome to register and participate.

All entry fees go back into a fund, which is used to fund the annual senior class party held in June.

There are multiple categories and special awards for all kinds of vehicles, from classic cars to pedal cars, 4x4s to bicycles.

Tom Dolan’s welding class has been making the trophies for most of the past 14 years.

“They keep getting

better,” he said. “The students are just working with random engine parts. We just weld them and then dress them up with some paint,” Dolan said.

Working on the trophies for the event, is the work of YV-Tech students, under Dolan’s direction.

“The students get to use their technical skills to create some unusual trophies,” he said.

When done, the students will have created awards for 26 categories.

By the time the students are finished, one might not recognize the parts. They all have a bit of architecture quality to them.

“It’s pretty fun,” said Ismael Delacruz, who was helping classmates Johnathan Dalrymple and Santo Gonzalez Monday with few special welds,

Poster artist Sanchez is not a typical art student.

She draws for fun but

prefers strength training and yoga. She entered the call for automotive art at the urging of her class advisor, Stacy Alseth.

“She was asking the students for vintage car art, so I thought why not,” Sanchez said.

Her short-box pick-up truck and drive-in diner-style sign was a standout, said DeRuyter.

Encouraged by her success, Sanchez is now considering taking an advanced drawing class in the spring.

“I didn’t think it (the drawing) was my best, but they liked it and I won,” she said.

“I really just draw for myself. I used to have contests with my little brother, drawing cars. Now it is a hobby I enjoy,” she said.

Spectators are always welcome to admire the cars at the one-day show.

In addition to the

contestants’ entry fees, there is an admission fee. Plus, there is music, food and children’s activities to make the day fun for all ages,

To register for the show and shine car show, visit www.SHScarshow.com for applications.



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