From Megan Erbacher’s article on the Evansville Courier & Press website:
In seventh grade, Nicole Epple knew she wanted to be either a mechanic or a lawyer.
Now a Forest Park High School senior, Epple decided on the automotive industry because she believes it’s harder.
The 18-year-old was one of 12 high school participants in Ivy Tech Community College Southwest’s first Automotive Skills Competition. Students from Tell City, Southridge and Heritage Hills high schools worked individually to solve issues including cars that wouldn’t start; a check engine light; an alignment issue; a faulty fuel gauge; finding service information; and a written test.
The winning student will earn a $1,000 scholarship to Ivy Tech. Second place gets a $500 scholarship and third place wins a $250 scholarship. All three students will also receive tools donated by NAPA and Snap-On.