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2007 Detroit Auto Show To Host Third Annual Automotive Education Day Today Jan. 17, 2007


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DETROIT, Jan. 16, 2007: The third annual North American International Auto Show Automotive Education Day will be presented by State Farm Insurance today. Automotive Education Day provides students in grades 8-12 with the opportunity to have informal discussions with industry experts about alternative fuel/technology, design, engineering and other diverse career opportunities. School groups will also have the chance to visit the NAIAS show floor and have lunch in the Cobo Arena Food Court.

More than 7,000 students from various school groups throughout Southeast Michigan, surrounding states and Windsor, Ontario (Canada's border city) are expected to participate. During the opening remarks students and instructors will receive backpacks and prize give-a-ways.

Tickets for Automotive Education Day are $10 USD or $11.50 CAN per student and includes lunch. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 9:00 a.m.

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    - Hillary Will of KB Racing LLC Top Fuel Dragster will participate in an autograph session and will serve as the featured speaker for thousands of students interested in automotive careers. - PA Piston's announcer, John "Mason" will serve as the emcee for the Opening Ceremonies at 9 a.m. - Mia Cinelli, senior at Marquette Senior High School, and recipient of the First Annual State Farm Artistic Award is available for interviews. Cinelli's design is featured on a State Farm free t-shirt for Auto Education Day attendees. - Students can enter to win MP3 players inside Michigan Hall on the lower level of Cobo Center. Participants must enter by 11:30 a.m.; the drawing will close at noon.