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Harbor Freight doubles prize money

Harbor Freight has doubled this year’s Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence to more than $1 million.

Three first-place winners and their schools will receive $100,000 ($30,000 to the teacher or teacher team, and $70,000 to their high school's skilled trades program), and 15 second-place winners will receive $50,000 ($15,000 to the teacher or teacher team, and $35,000 to their high school's skilled trades program), according to the company.

“We've seen firsthand the impact that skilled trades teachers in this country are making in the lives of students. They're teaching them how to repair cars, how to weld, how to build houses, how to install electrical systems and plumbing, the list goes on and on. These educators are giving our young people tangible skills that lead to great jobs after high school graduation,” Harbor Freight founder Eric Smidt said in a statement.

“Skilled trades teachers are heroes, and it's time to recognize them. If you're a skilled trades teacher at a U.S. public high school, please apply. And if you know a great skilled trades teacher, please forward this message to them and encourage them to apply.”

The entry deadline is July 6.

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