Money will be used to expand the program for the coming school year
The five Jeep Wranglers customized by students for the SEMA High School Build Program sold for a combined $127,000 at auction with those proceeds earmarked to expand the program to even more schools in the coming school year.
“We are thrilled by the results of the auctions and moved by how much the automotive community continues to support this program,” Zane Clark, senior director of education for SEMA, was quoted in the announcement.
“Thanks to this support we are now looking to expand the program to include 10 schools next year, giving more students throughout the country an opportunity to take part in a hands-on vehicle build experience.”
The program launched during the 2017-18 school year with a Jeep built up by students at one school being sold and that money used to expand the program to four more schools.
In February, five high schools each received a Jeep Wrangler to customize, with the vehicles offered for sale through an online auction on Bring A Trailer, which donated its usual 5 percent fee to the program.
The completed Wranglers sold for prices ranging from $20,250 to $28,500.