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.