From Theresa Walker’s article on The Orange County Register website:
Tanya Garcia took an interest in automotive repair as a young girl watching her dad and other men in her Santa Ana neighborhood work on their cars.
It’s what drove her to transfer from Godinez High after her freshman year to Valley High, where she is a senior this year.
Garcia, 19, had heard about the
George P. Heidler Jr. Automotive Transportation and Logistics Academy, an award-winning program on the Valley High campus.
After two years in the automotive program, Garcia knows her way around a car engine as well as any of the other students in class, mostly boys. Sometimes, even better.