CDX Automotive, a proud supporter of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition, congratulates Bryce Banks and Jedediah Redger of Newton (KS) High School as this year’s top student performers. Bryce and Jedediah were joined by their instructor, Cory Unruh, as the 2012 National Champions.
The following teams rounded out the top 10 performer list:
- Kansas: (Bryce Banks and Jedediah Redger), Newton High School, Newton KS, Instructor Cory Unruh
- Michigan: (Evan Fischbach and Thomas Michaluk) Saline High School, Saline, MI Instructor Timothy Timoszyk
- Illinois: (Ryan Orlando and Mark O'Hara), Willowbrook High School, Villa Park, IL Instructor Christopher Field
- Utah: (Jordan Kearns and Chandler Adkins), Riverton High School, Riverton, UT, Instructor Jay Hales
- Oklahoma: Alexander Versteeg and Connor Hixenbaugh), Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, Choctaw, OK, Instructor Jimmy Lafevers
- Mississippi: (Daniel Williams and Hayden Beard), Clinton Vocational Center, Clinton, MS, Instructor Charlie Melton
- New Mexico: (Konnor Davis and James Primmer), Career Enrichment Center, Albuquerque, NM, Instructor Mark Mulroy
- Missouri: (Aaron Findling and Shelby Middleton), Moberly Area Technology Center, Moberly, MO, Instructor Charles Magruder
- New Hampshire: (Ben Noonan and Devon Wade), Mascenic Automotive Career Center, New Ipswich, NH, Instructor Vincent Fittante
- Arizona: (Eric Stover and David Mora), Centennial High School, Peoria, AZ Instructor, Stephen Maish
In addition to crowning the top performing students in their field, the 2012 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition also helped to raise nearly $12,000,000 in scholarships to help high school junior and seniors that plan to pursue a career as automotive service technicians.
About Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills
The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills is a nationwide automotive technology competition that offers nearly $12 million in scholarships and prizes to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers as automotive service technicians. More than 13,000 students from across the U.S. compete for the chance to represent their school and state in the National Finals. The competition tests students' automotive knowledge, workmanship and problem-solving abilities. For additional information on the competition, visit http://autoskills.aaa.com/.