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On Friday, WIX Filters, in conjunction with Tomorrow’s Technician, will hold a ceremony for Laurens District 55 High School to celebrate its achievement as the 2019 School of the Year at 9:50 a.m. at the school.

The school is the 12th recipient of the annual award, which names the best technical training school in the country. WIX and O’Reilly Auto Parts are sponsors of the national award in conjunction with Tomorrow’s Tech, a Babcox Media publication dedicated to automotive students.

During the ceremony, WIX Filters will present a $5,000 check to go towards Laurens’ technical training program. In addition, the school will be given WIX gear and a visit from the company’s new mobile marketing unit which will be on site Friday, so students can interact with it and learn more about filtration.