Kearney High automotive students to compete in state finals

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Kearney High students Nathan Norton and Zachary Kendall are among Nebraska's top automotive students competing in this year's State Finals at Southeast Community College in Milford.

The two-student team earned a spot in the finals by scoring among the highest in the state in the preliminary online exam administered earlier this year.

Over $100,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded at the state finals, which will be held on April 24th from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Twenty juniors and seniors representing 9 high schools throughout Nebraska will meet at Southeast Community College in Milford to face-off in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Challenge.

Students race against the clock to correctly identify and repair intentionally installed "bugs" in identical 2014 Ford vehicles.

Following proper diagnosis and repairing of their vehicle, team members must drive their ford across the finish line, where workmanship and accuracy will be judged.

The winning two-student team will represent Nebraska June 8th-10th at the Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, in addition to receiving scholarships and prizes.

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