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All-girls auto shop class builds skills, confidence


March 18, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the morning bell rings at Myers Park High, 16 girls are in the auto shop at the back of campus, ready to pop some hoods and get under the chassis.

"If you're not getting your hands dirty, you're not doing it right," beams 17-year-old Miley Chavez, who dreams of opening her own garage and calling it The Lady Wrenchers.

Myers Park High, nestled in one of Charlotte's most prestigious neighborhoods, is best known for producing International Baccalaureate graduates who compete for top scholarships and Ivy League Schools.

But the booming auto shop there — the al...

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