StuCo gears up for spring car show

This April, Student Council will be hosting its eighth annual charity car show. The show, which is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 in the school parking lot, is expected to feature over 150 cars, almost twice as many as last year’s show.

The event will be free for the general public; proceeds for the show will come from the $15 entry fee for each car as well as profits from food, raffles and donations. This year, all money raised will be donated towards research for Batten disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects children and can cause vision loss, seizures, memory loss and mental and physical deterioration.

“We decided to donate the proceeds to Batten disease after a member of Student Council told us about the disease,” said sophomore Tori Spain, StuCo public relations officer. “We would just love… to raise as much as we possibly can to donate to the Batten Disease Support and Research Foundation.”

The show itself will consist of a parade that will weave through the school parking lot. Each car will be evaluated by a panel of judges in a variety of categories, including “Best Engine” and “Best Interior”; there will also be specific divisions such as “Best of Era” for different decades and “Best of Class” for car models like Camaros, Mustangs and the like.

A complete listing of the divisions can be found on the official website,

The event is not just for car experts, however. StuCo has worked to provide a fun environment for all spectators at the show. Food and music will be available, and attendees will be able to purchase raffle tickets for donated items such as Starbucks coffee and certificates for free oil changes.

“The car show is a great event,” said Spain. “It is by far many student council members’ favorite event. We get some really nice cars and I would love to see more FHC students come.”