MPCHS students receive supplies from DMACC
Two Mt. Pleasant High School students captured seventh-place in the 22nd annual (DMACC)/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) Automotive Skills Contest held Dec. 13, at the DMACC Ankeny Campus.
Mt. Pleasant students Nicholas Ballou and Sam Leffel were the skills competition seventh-place finishers. Both Ballou and Leffel received numerous tools and supplies donated by the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association and scholarships provided by the DMACC Foundation.
Each member from the other seven teams also received tools and supplies from the association for their participation in this competition. In total, nearly $25,000 worth of tools and equipment was awarded to the contestants.
Eight two-member teams of Iowa high school automotive students qualified for the hands-on portion of the Automotive Skills Contest by having the highest average scores on a written test held in October on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.
Nearly 300 students representing 16 Iowa high schools competed in the written portion of the contest.
The DMACC Foundation also provided $1,000 scholarships to each of the first-place finishers, $600 scholarships to each of the second-place winners, $400 scholarships to each of the third-place winners and $250 scholarships to the fourth-place finishers.