WFSD Automotive program receives donated Volkswagen Beetle from State Farm

Pictured in the William Floyd High School automotive shop from left to right are: Nicolas Ancona, office representative, State Farm; Steven B. Pescetti, proprietor of the Steven B. Pescetti State Farm Insurance Agency in Mastic; April Coppola, William Floyd Board of Education president and Chamber of Commerce representative; Suffolk County Legislator Jim Mazzarella; Allison Wiegand, CTE chairperson; Charles Pimentel, automotive teacher; and Robert Felicetta, assistant principal, William Floyd High School. 

The William Floyd High School Automotive program, part of the district’s award-winning career and technical education (CTE) offerings, recently received a vehicle donation from the Steven B. Pescetti State Farm Insurance Agency of Mastic. Mr. Pescetti, along with Suffolk County Legislator Jim Mazzarella and a representative from the Chamber of Commerce of the Mastics & Shirley, presented Mr. Pescetti’s 2003 Volkswagen Beetle to the William Floyd High School CTE Automotive program.

William Floyd High School CTE Automotive students

This generous donation will greatly benefit the automotive students as they continue to learn about the parts and systems used in cars and how to properly maintain and fix them. April Coppola, president, William Floyd Board of Education, attended as a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, who with Legislator Mazzarella visited the students to express the value of learning the skills necessary to jumpstart a successful career in the automotive field.

The William Floyd High School CTE program is thriving and in full swing, offering eight CTE program academies in a variety of interest areas, as well as five CTE pathways in business and technology. Graduation pathways include Accounting, Architecture, Business Management, Engineering, and Microsoft Office Specialist. CTE academy offerings include Automotive, Barbering, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Home Design & Carpentry (with electrical and plumbing), Medical Assisting, and the two newest programs, Marine & Motorsports and Certified Personal Trainer & Nutritionist. William Floyd High School CTE is helping to build the skills necessary for students to be career and college ready and have the extra skills and know-how they can take with them throughout their lives.

WFHS CTE Automotive students working on an engine
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