by Rubi Cisneros
Students from Chaparral High School represented their school at the Skills USA competition for Automotive Service and Repair on April 10, 2015, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Automotive teacher Mr. Galvan along with five Lobo students departed to the competition on April 8, 2015, and brought back second place won by Jorge Rutiaga in Automotive Maintenance and third place won by Taran Mays in Automotive Service and Technology.
“These students did not only need knowledge of automotive and service repair, but the interest and ability to compete” he said.
“I felt that they are learning and that whatever I am teaching is being learned. Mostly I was happy that the students placed at the state competition because they work hard in preparing for it. These students have competed for a few years and they get better every year and as a teacher it is satisfying to see this,” said Galvan, “The first year I was here (2011) one student won second place and this year I had students win second and third place.”