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Photo courtesy of the Greenville Auto Tech programJoey Wappelhorst, Kelsey McClure and Rachel Mann, the Auto Tech team that went to the national Skills USA Competition in June, placed fifth in the nation, out of 28 teams, for their Geared for Your Needs presentation.
Photo courtesy of the Greenville Auto Tech programJoey Wappelhorst, Kelsey McClure and Rachel Mann, the Auto Tech team that went to the national Skills USA Competition in June, placed fifth in the nation, out of 28 teams, for their Geared for Your Needs presentation.
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GREENVILLE - The Automotive Tech team from Greenville Career Tech Education Center (CTC) placed fifth in the national Skills USA Competition during the week of June 23, in Kansas City, Mo., said auto tech instructor Jim Anderson.


Recent graduates Rachel Mann and Joey Wappelhorst, with now senior Kelsey McClure competed in the career pathway cluster of engineering and industrial technology, Anderson reported, placing fifth among 28 teams from across the nation.


“The students did a fantastic job, representing the state of Ohio, our city, and Greenville High School,” instructors Jim Anderson and Travis Nichols agreed. “We would like to thank everyone who made this trip successful, this wouldn’t be possible without the support of the school system and our local industry partners.”


The project, entitled Geared for Your Needs, was designed and built by the students to educate the driving community about differential gears, and the importance of correctly-sized tires, Anderson said.


Their project was designed and built to educate the students and the driving community on how the differential gears work, and how important the correct tire sizes are. In mid-April, the team competed in Columbus, placing first, to qualify for the national competition. In the interim, they presented to Kiwanis and Rotary clubs and competed at Sinclair to prepare themselves for the national competition, Anderson said.

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