Sackett among award-winning DMACC automotive team

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DMACC automotive students who will work on the donated vehicle include, standing from left, Laverne Martin of Iowa City, Tyler Scott of Sioux City, Payton Klinger of Des Moines, Lucas Herman of Davenport, Nate Vaughn of Ankeny and Vincent Boock of Strawberry Point;  kneeling from left, Devan Olson of Adel, Connor Sackett of Bouton, Mark Smith of State Center, Nick Mona of Des Moines, Austin Nyheim of Altoona, Melissa Mark of Des Moines, Drayton Carter of Des Moines and Brandon Prohl of Manning. Photo by Dan Ivis of DMACC

A Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) spokesperson announced today Connor Sackett of Bouton is among 14 students in the DMACC Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) who will get a chance to work on a 2015 GMC Acadia recently donated to the program by General Motors.

Sackett is a 2014 graduate of Perry High School.

The vehicle will be used by the ASEP students to learn about the latest technology installed on GMAC vehicles, the spokesperson said.

The vehicle retails for $48,500 and includes technology such as a forward collision warning system, a lane departure warning system, a rear backup camera and trizone air conditioning, he said.

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