High school students from across New Hampshire take to Lakes Region Community College on Saturday for the 2020 High School Automotive Technology Competition, hosted by the New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation.
From left are New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association President Pete McNamara, Nashua High School North instructor Jason Smith, Logan Pettus, Jose Avalos, Jessica Dade, and Lakes Region Community College Department Chair Department Chair Jamie Decato.
During the event, schools with automotive programs compete to win money and earn the right to represent the state at the national competition. Students had to diagnose and fix problems on different cars, each with their own mechanical issues.
This year’s top finishers, students from Nashua High School North, will attend the April national competition in New York. They will square off with teams from other high schools in the country battling for first place. At the state level, there was more than just bragging rights at stake, each team member for Nashua received a total of $5,500 from the New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association (NHADA) in addition to a pretty hefty discount on their tools from Megatech.