Four Brevard Public School Automotive Programs Compete In National Competition
By Space Coast Daily // October 9, 2015
national Quaker State 'Best in Class Challenge'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Four BPS Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair programs have competed head to head in the national Quaker State “Best in Class Challenge”, which tasks the national winning automotive programs to take an older car and transform it into a bold expression of school spirit.
The four programs that were in the national finals were: Satellite High, instructor Randy Pitts; Eau Gallie High, instructor Phil Younger; Heritage High, instructor Mike Broud; and Titusville High, instructor Frank Soros.
Satellite High came in first throughout the state of Florida in the voting competition and will receive a 2002 Chevrolet Impala on October 13, 2015.
They will compete against the winning schools from Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois and New Jersey by transforming a less-than-perfect car into a source of pride for their community, school, and district.
Sponsored by Quaker State, an American motor oil company, the Best in Class Challenge consists of a six-week competition period, where students from Satellite High will engage in hands-on education and at the end of the competition the students will show off their final product to judges, Tommy Pike of Tommy Pike Customs, and Paul Menard, NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver.
The competition winners will be announced on November 23, and the winners will be awarded a class gift card from AutoZone, featured in Popular Mechanics magazine and they will have the potential to sell their school’s car at the Mecum auction in Texas. Menard –
“It is an amazing accomplishment to have four BPS automotive programs competing in the same national competition,” said Jim Johnson, CTE resource teacher.
“That speaks volumes to the level that these Brevard public high school Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair programs are on and to the level of dedication from the instructors, school and district administration.”
For more information, please contact Jim Johnson at 321-633-1000 ext. 398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.