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Students celebrate final derby race for beloved Kopachuck shop teacher

Tuesday’s final CO2 car derby of the school year celebrated the hard work and creativity of 32 students in Engineering Design teacher Kelly Bolender’s class at Kopachuck Middle School. All attention was on these students as they took the floor and put the CO2 cars they had spent the trimester crafting and creating to the test on the track.

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Beloved shop teacher crosses finish line of career

Kelly Bolender, an engineering design teacher at Kopachuck Middle School, is retiring after 35 years in education. On his last day, he presided over his final CO2 car derby, a popular class project where students engineer and build small race cars from blocks of wood.

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Beloved shop teacher crosses finish line of career

Kelly Bolender, an engineering design teacher at Kopachuck Middle School, is retiring after 35 years in education. On his last day, he presided over his final CO2 car derby, a popular class project where students engineer and build small race cars from blocks of wood.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
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