GREENVILLE — Greenville High School’s Automotive Program presentation team won the regional Tech Prep Showcase Competition held at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, April 13.
The team members — Jacob Mann, Alyson Hardy, and Brian Flory — represented the efforts of all the students in the Auto Tech at the school.
“They excelled at this competition,” said Auto Tech Instructor Jim Anderson. “They did very, very well. It was a very well-received project.”
All three of the students are seniors and work at various automotive businesses in the community in addition to their school studies. Mann works at Voss Honda in Tipp City, Ohio. Hardy is employed at Troutwine Auto Sales in Arcanum, Ohio. Flory works at the transportation department of Greenville City Schools. All three are planning to attend Sinclair after graduation.
“The kids were very dedicated. They did a terrific job this year,” Anderson said. “We’re very pleased with their performance and with that of all the students who participate in the program.”
This year’s project, “Powering the Future,” discusses the alternate fuels currently being used and those that will power the vehicles of the future. Much of the project centers around data collected using a Chevy Volt electric-powered car.
“Alternative fuels are here to stay,” said Anderson. “This project shows what fuel stations of the future will look like.”
He added, “The message, the idea, that we’ll just have gasoline and diesel, is gone. There are choices out there now, and we’re not going backwards.”
The presentation team will be competing at the state SkillsUSA Competition held in Columbus, Ohio, on April 26-27. If the team wins the state contest, it will move on to compete in the national SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, in June.
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