Bastrop High School students were recognized Feb. 11 by Bastrop Area Cruisers for volunteering at the 2021 Heroes and Hotrods Veterans Day car show in November and helping to make the event a success.
Students received a plaque in appreciation for their involvement in the community and for contributing their time and labor to the one-day event, including assisting with registration, check-in, parking cars and observing the judgment techniques used to assess the condition of each car. .
“We are so happy and proud that we have so many young people in the great Bastrop community who are willing to dedicate their time and talents to partnering with our auto club members for this event and honoring our veterans,” Bill Szelag, president of the Bastrop area cruisers said of the students and their teacher/sponsor Derryck Hedley. “They were just amazing volunteers overall.”
The Heroes and Hotrods Veterans Day car show honors veterans with a classic car display and ceremony in downtown Bastrop. Thousands of visitors came to the annual event to see over 400 cars.
“It was a great way for our team to learn all about different cars, engines and how to evaluate them. It not only taught us about vehicles, but also the value of teamwork and leadership. said Mason Escamilla, a senior at Bastrop High School, who particularly enjoyed the judging component of the show.
Junior Clayton Sherman, who is looking forward to volunteering on the show again, said, “Heroes and Hot Rods 2021 was not just a car show, but a real feel for our city. It showed love for our veterans, and it helped and impacted our community.
The school’s volunteer partnership with the Bastrop Area Cruisers is part of a community service project for the Bastrop High School SkillsUSA Auto Tech Car Club.
During the award ceremony, the students expressed their gratitude for helping to make the event run smoothly. They said they looked forward to taking the lessons they learned and implementing them for future community service projects.
National Honor Society students from Colorado River Collegiate Academy were also honored Feb. 11 by the Bastrop Area Cruisers for their help and contributions to the auto show. The students and their sponsor Cindy O’Campo also helped during the event.