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Louisiana State Ford AAA Competition

On April 30 and May 1 two teams each made up of two automotive technology students from Caddo Career & Technology Center competed in the State Ford AAA Competition in Alexandria.
On April 30 and May 1  two teams each made up of two automotive technology students from Caddo Career & Technology Center competed in the State Ford AAA Competition in Alexandria.

To get to the hands-on vehicle problem solving component of the competition, students had to take a written test and have one of the top twenty scores on that test to even compete in the hands-on component of the competition.

Caddo Team with Automotive Technology Instructor: Gary Weese; Student Team Members: Christopher Stuteville and Kendall Lawson both from Northwood High School.

This team placed first in the state competition and will travel to Dearborn, MI, on June 8 to compete in the National Ford AAA Student Skills Competition at Ford Headquarters.  This competition will be against winners from all other states in the nation.

Their prizes from the state-level competition for each student are:
  • $25,000 in scholarships
  • $1,000 worth of tools in a NAPA tool box
  • $300 worth of Snap-on Tools
  • $150 Snap-on Gym Bag
  • $200 wireless automotive code reader
  • $500 worth of other gifts including a cap, shirt, and jacket with the contest emblem on each
  • Total Prizes = More than $27,000 in scholarships and gifts

Caddo Team with Automotive Technology Instructor: Daryl Oliver; Student Team Members: Gerry Alley and Samuel Deras both from C. E. Byrd High School.

This Team placed THIRD in the state competition. Their prizes from the state-level competition for each student are:
  • $8,500 in scholarships
  • $200 worth of Snap-on Tools
  • $200 wireless automotive code reader
  • $500 worth of other gifts including a cap, shirt, and jacket with the contest emblem on each
  • Total Prizes = More than $9,000 in scholarships and gifts

This is the first time that a school from North Louisiana has won this event.  Most of the other schools that have won this event have their students for 4 years of training.



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