East Valley Institute of Technology students to participate in automotive contest

Students from East Valley Institute of Technology will be one of 10 Arizona High School automotive programs that will participate in the 2016 Arizona High School Auto Challenge being hosted at Mesa Community College, Friday April 22.

Junior and senior high school students from across the state first competed online via a written qualifying test administered on Jan. 27. The top 10 schools will select a team of two seniors and one alternate to travel to MCC to demonstrate their automotive skills “hands-on” by fixing a uniformly “bugged” vehicle.

Schools participating in this inaugural event, listed starting with the highest score from the qualifying exam, are:

1. West-MEC – Peoria High School – Peoria
2. Safford High School – Safford
3. Mountain View High School – Marana/Tucson
4. East Valley Institute of Technology High School – Mesa
5. Page High School – Page
6. Flowing Wells High School – Tucson
7. Kofa High School –Yuma
8. Lake Havasu High School – Lake Havasu
9. Marana High School – Marana/Tucson
10. Mingus Union High School – Cottonwood

A full-time student scholarship will be at stake when high school students from these schools from across Arizona test their automotive skills during the Arizona High School Auto Challenge sponsored by Maricopa Community Colleges. Auto instructors from across the Maricopa Community Colleges have banded together to present the Auto Challenge, which replaces a similar competition co-hosted for 22 years by Ford and AAA.

The instructors are Bryce Bond and Steve Skroch from MCC, Don Davis from Glendale Community College and Steve Folks from Gateway Community College.

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