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Palestine High School students talk about Hope Station, a place for people to get back on their feet. (Source: YouTube) Palestine High School students talk about Hope Station, a place for people to get back on their feet. (Source: YouTube)
PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) -

Palestine High School's Career and Technical Education Department has been selected as a finalist in Lowe's Social Media Challenge, partnering with SkillsUSA.

The program, SkillsUSA, works with career and technical education classes around the country. In order to win the challenge, schools, working within the SkillsUSA framework, had to pick a community outreach program to help.

Palestine High School's CTE Department chose Hope Station as their project for the campaign.

In a video posted to YouTube from the Palestine High School's CTE Department, students describe Hope Station as "the Grand Central Station for Life Transformation" in Palestine.

The owner of Hope Station, Brandon Greene, also made an appearance in the video. Greene said he bought Hope Station, an old hospital building, to help "transition families out of poverty and homelessness." 

Hope Station, a rehabilitation facility, will provide services to help people in need get back on their feet, makeovers included.

SkillsUSA announced Monday that Palestine High School is one of five finalists in the campaign. In SkillUSA's statement, they say finalists will launch social media campaigns February 7-13.

The SkillsUSA and Lowe's Social Media Campaign Challenge will honor three winners. The first place winner will receive up to $25,000 with the second and third place winners taking home at least $10,000. Winning teams are to be announced on February 16.

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