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Auto Team Finishes Strong


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PRICE - Automotive students Tuckett Allred and Hunter Jeffries recently placed 7th as a team at the Utah Ford/AAA Auto Skills competition. The students are in the Emery High School Automotive Program, taught by Utah State University Eastern and Emery High instructor, Mike Kava.

Tuckett and Hunter were among 276 students who competed in a hands-on test in a race to diagnose and debug a 2015 Ford vehicle within 90 minutes. The event took place May 6 at the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community college with high school students across the state participating.

The qualifying process began in February with Utah students, in 19 high schools, taking the Ford/AAA written exam in order to have the opportunity to compete in the state hands-on competition. Those students scoring the highest participated in the hands-on competition. The exam includes 50 questions (10 each) in environmental and generic safety practices; steering suspension and brakes; electrical; engine performance; and power train.

Congratulations to Tuckett, Hunter and Mike for their excellent showing.