(Evansville, IN)— Two Tell City students and one Heritage Hills student walked away with top honors following the first Ivy Tech Community College Automotive Competition on April 8.
Andy Froehlich of Tell City High School was the top winner in the contest. Froehlich received a $1000 scholarship to Ivy Tech. Second place went to Logan Nugent of Tell City High School. Nugent received a $750 scholarship. Third place went to Remington Parks of Heritage Hills High School. Parks received a $500 scholarship to Ivy Tech. Each winner also received tools donated by NAPA and Snap-on.
In total, twelve juniors and seniors from Tell City, Heritage Hills and Southridge High Schools participated in the competition. They participated in timed, hands-on stations including a car not starting, check engine light issue, alignment issue, faulty fuel gauge, looking up service information and a written knowledge test. Students also were able to hear industry knowledge in sessions held by NAPA and Snap-On representatives.
“I hope it will spark a little bit of competitive nature with these high school kids,” said Chris Kaufman, Ivy Tech automotive program chair and assistant professor, “Ultimately, professors want kids to continue their education at Ivy Tech and get excited about the auto industry.”