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Cascade High School automotive students win skills competition

Deven Fisher, Peter Smith, Derek Saxon, and Don Richards.
From left to right: Deven Fisher, Peter Smith, Derek Saxon, and Don Richards. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Deven Fisher and Derek Saxon, two Cascade High School automotive students, finished with near-perfect scores, winning first place, prizes and scholarships.

By Mary Waggoner, Everett Public Schools Director of Communications.

Deven Fisher and Derek Saxon, two Cascade High School automotive students, traveled to Tahoma High School in Covington on Saturday, December 6, 2014. They competed in the Universal Technical Institute's Skills Competition winning first place with near-perfect scores!

There were 9 other Puget Sound high school automotive teams competing against them for various prizes.

“The competition consisted of six stations around the auto shop where students, working in teams of two, were judged on their ability to diagnose, repair or describe various automotive systems,” said Peter Smith, Cascade High School automotive instructor.

The stations were

  • Brakes
  • Electrical diagnosis
  • Computer diagnosis
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Identify automotive parts
  • A written ASE certification type test

Along with winning first place, they received $2,000 worth of Snap On hand tools and a custom Snap On tool chest (valued at approximately $5,000) for Cascade High School.

Both students also received a $1,000 scholarship to the Universal Technical Institute campus of their choice.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these two students,” said Smith.

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