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Midland College dual credit students win at 2019 SKILLS USA district contestMarch 04, 2019

The image to use for this article. Listing image managed through RSS tab. MC Diesel Technology Student Doug Brodie performing pre-delivery inspection (PDI) drill during Diesel Technology the 2019 regional SKILLS USA contest on February 21 at Yellow House Machinery in Midland

Students from Lee High School (LHS) and Midland High School (MHS) who are currently enrolled in Midland College (MC) dual credit Automotive Refinishing and Diesel Technology courses won in several categories at the 2019 SKILLS USA district contests held on February 21 and 22.

The following students will be advancing to the state contest, which will be held in Corpus Christi on April 4-7:

Billy Wiggins, Diesel Technology student, Lee High school, (3 gold medals)- 1st place in Diesel Equipment Technology, 1st place in Automobile Light Duty Maintenance and Repair, 1st place in Automotive Tool Identification and superior rating on his project.

Elias Banda, Diesel Technology student, Midland High School, (2 silver medals)- 2nd place in Diesel Equipment Technology, 2nd place in Automobile Light Duty Maintenance and Repair and superior rating on his project.

Doug Brodie, Diesel Technology student, Lee High School, (1 Bronze medal) – 3rd place in Diesel Equipment Technology

Beniah Hernandez, Auto Refinishing student, Lee High School, (1 gold medal) - 1st place in Collision Damage Appraisal (estimating), and superior rating on her project

Damion Sanchez, Auto Refinishing student, Lee High school, (1 silver and 1 Bronze)- 2nd place in Collision Repair, 3rd place in Automotive Tool Identification and superior rating on his project

“We are very proud of these students,” said Erick Gutierrez, Midland College Automotive/Diesel instructor. “They worked incredibly hard perfecting skills and refining projects.  Their efforts were rewarded at the regional contest, and we look forward to showcasing our students’ tremendous talent and skills at the state contest in Corpus Christi.”

The diesel technology competitions were hosted by Yellow House Machinery in Midland on Thursday, February 21.  The automotive contests were held at the West Texas Training Center in San Angelo on Friday, February 22.

Photo:  MC Diesel Technology Student Doug Brodie performing pre-delivery inspection (PDI) drill during Diesel Technology the 2019 regional SKILLS USA contest on February 21 at Yellow House Machinery in Midland.

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