Hutchison High School has won the Alaska Auto Skills competition numerous times and North Pole High School’s automotive programs have been finishing in first place in the Alaska AAA competition for years.
When it comes to career and technical education, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District can compete with the best and biggest.
North Pole High School automotive teacher Gerry Million’s automotive students have been bringing home first place awards from AAA for years, and Hutchison High School has been churning out qualified career candidates right out of high school for years.
Million’s automotive program is a powerhouse in the state, but then Hutch brought in a secret weapon — Kelly Shaw. Now in his fourth year at Hutch, Shaw is turning the career and technical high school’s auto program into a similarly dominating force, guiding his students to first place in the Alaska Auto Skills competition in each of his first three years.