Auto Tech team places


GREENVILLE — The Greenville Career Tech Center Automotive Technology Presenting Team received a bronze medal in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.

Competing in the “Career Pathways — Industrial and Engineering Technology” category, the team scored a third-place finish against 27 other teams from around the nation.

The competition was held June 22 to 26, with an award ceremony held at Freedom Hall in Louisville on Friday.

The presentation team is composed of seniors Kelsey McClure and John Crowell, and junior Dylan Kolb.

In addition to the three team members each receiving their own personal medal, the school also receives a medal for display.

Auto Tech instructor Jim Anderson called the event “extremely competitive” and said “the students did a wonderful job.”

“It has been six years since we’ve won any medal in this competition,” Anderson said.

The team’s project, which detailed fuel octane ratings and summer/winter blends, won first place in regional and state competitions to earn the privilege of competing nationally.

Anderson, on behalf of himself and fellow instructor Travis Nicolas, wished to extend thanks to those in the community who supported the team.

“We had complete community support throughout the year,” he said. “The school, businesses, industry — the list goes on and on.”

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. The organization has more than 300,000 students and instructors as members.