April 2019

C.D. Hylton Students Share Their Build Progress

The students at C.D. Hylton received a visit from SEMA in early April. The Jeep has been completely torn apart, replacement parts have been added and now the students are in the process of repainting the frame. As soon as the paint dries, the students will go to work rebuilding and adding on all of the aftermarket products that have been donated by the sponsors of this build. When they are done, the Jeep will look like a whole new vehicle!

March 2019

Build Project Launched

C.D. Hylton High School, located in Woodbridge, Virginia is partnering with the Specialty Equipment Market Association for their high school vehicle build program. Students of the high school auto tech program will be customizing a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport before the end of the 2019 school year.

The program, aimed to provide an educational, hands on experience while introducing high school students to the customization hobby has generated interest from the industry. Many companies have raised their hands to support the builds through product donations. At the point of launch, C.D. Hylton has great support from the following companies:

  • Advance Auto
  • Bloomfield Manufacturing Company, Hi-Lift
  • Covercraft
  • Diode Dynamics
  • Finish Master
  • Husky Liners
  • OMIX ADA, Rugged Ridge
  • QuietRide Solutions
  • Rancho Suspension & Shocks
  • Rolling Big Power
  • Travelstar
  • T-REX Truck Products, Inc.

If you are interested in supporting C.D. Hylton's build, you may fill out this product donation form or contact Katie Hurst.


The C.D. Hylton High School automotive program is a nationally certified, three-year automotive service technology (AST) program, one of only six in Virginia. The program aims to provide students with a strong foundation they can expand upon after graduation, whether they work in the automotive field or continue the trade as a hobby. A high percentage of students continue their automotive studies, and many earn scholarships from the competitions the program participates in throughout the year.

C.D. Hylton High School students will be building a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport as part of the 2019 SEMA High School Vehicle Build. The Jeep will be sold at the end of the school year and proceeds will go towards funding another vehicle build for the school.

SPONSORS - C.D. Hylton High School