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Preparing college-bound kids for life away from home can be an anxious and task-filled time. While many parents will be focusing on diet, laundry and personal safety, they too frequently forget the important subject of car care and repairs before sending their offspring and vehicle off to college.

“Learning the essential points of car care is something that ideally should be part of the process of learning to drive,” said Bob Kazmierczak, operations manager of AAA Car Care Plus. “But often those key points are never taught or only briefly reviewed and never utilized because teens’ vehicles are maintained by someone else while they are living at home.”

Before sending their teen and vehicle off to college, AAA encourages parents to review four main areas about properly maintaining a vehicle and preparing for the unexpected.


Last-minute tips for college success

Your high school graduate is about to leave the nest bound for a grand new adventure – college. Whether he or she is the first, second or fifth generation to attend, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible. These steps will also help you rest easier at night.

As a parent, you’ve always been available to encourage and help your teenager. For many, college is the first time teenagers are away from home for an extended period. While heady, independence can be abused. Before your teen departs, set up realistic expectations about safety. No, you can no longer enforce a curfew, but you can arm your teenager with strategies about how to stay healthy and strong.


Clay alumni wins NRA championship at Camp Perry
Michael Seery, who graduated from Clay High School with the class of 2008 and is now a cadet 3rd class, or sophomore, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., recently became Collegiate Champion at the National Rifle Championships at Camp Perry.

Seery, a cadet from Cadet Squadron 22, won the NRA National Prone Collegiate title.

 “I also won my class in Junior Master in the Prone Championship and class Junior Expert in the Three-Position Championship,” said the computer science major. There were 313 competitors in prone and 325 in three-position this year from all over the country and a handful of other countries, including Great Britain and Australia.

He currently holds five national records in Smallbore Prone. Before arriving at the Academy he had shot for about five years, beginning just before he started high school.


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