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Two ATA students qualify for state Ford/AAA competition

Two students from the Automotive Technology Academy (ATA) will be putting their skills to the test in May. Matthew Arnst, senior from Churchill High School and Derek Thompson, senior from MacArthur High School, have qualified to compete in the State Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition. The event will take place May 1- 2 at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas.

Matthew and Derek have been training under the supervision of their Instructor Juan Martinez. The campus appreciates Jordan Ford for loaning the Academy a 2014 Ford Focus to aid in training the students. Matthew and Dereck will be competing against nine other teams for an opportunity to advance to the National Ford/AAA competition which will take place in Deerborn, Michigan in June.

The Ford/AAA competition will give the students the opportunity to win prizes, scholarships, tools and awards along with an experience that could help shape the future of their careers.

Matthew and Dereck take a photo with their instructor.

(L to R) ATA instructor, Juan Martinez, Derek Thompson and Matthew Arnst take a photo in front of the 2014 Ford Focus that was donated by Jordan Ford for training purposes.


Posted on April 21, 2014