Students excel in skills competition

Mason Sandage, left, a student at Heritage Hills High School, took second place and Luke Harris, a student at Southridge High School, took third place in the Ivy Tech Community College Automotive Skills Competition.

Four area high school students took home scholarships, tools and trophies following the fourth annual Ivy Tech Community College Automotive Skills Competition.

Winners were Corey Wanninger, first place, Tell City High School; Mason Sandage, second place, Heritage Hills High School; Luke Harris, third place, Southridge High School; and 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.




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