Evansville, Ind.— Four area high school students took home scholarships, tools, and trophies today following the Fourth Annual Ivy Tech Community College Automotive Skills Competition.
- Corey Wanninger, first place, Tell City High School
- Mason Sandage, second place, Heritage Hills High School
- Luke Harris, third place, Southridge High School
- Jacob Moog, fourth place, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center and North High School
Prizes included a $2,000 Ivy Tech scholarship from Larry’s Automotive, a $1,500 Ivy Tech scholarship from Duells Evansville Kia and Hyundai, a $1,000 Ivy Tech scholarship Raben Tire, and a $500 Ivy Tech scholarship from Expressway Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram.
The competition among selected students from area high schools with automotive programs consisted of testing through a variety of scenarios one would find in an automotive repair setting such as: alignment issues, no start, looking up service information, confirming customer complaint and diagnostic process, investigating check engine light and live data, multi-point inspection, and a 50-question ASE style test.
Training sessions for students not participating in the skills challenge were provided by Snap-On, NAPA, and FCA Mopar Cap Fiat Chrysler Corp. Lunch was sponsored by Kenny Kent Toyota.