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School leads to job

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on August 14, 2013 1:46 PM

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Gene Koon works to repair the breaks on a Massey Furguson tractor at Carolina Tractor. Koon will attend Johnston Community College in the fall.

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Gene Koon works on a Massey Furguson tractor at Carolina Tractor. Koon received his initial training on diesel engines at Southern Wayne High School's Diesel Academy.

Gene Koon has many fond memories of watching his grandfather working under the hood of a car. "He tinkered on engines his whole life," the 19-year-old recalls. The recent graduate of Southern Wayne High School never envisioned it could...

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