Davie students earn scholarships to technical institute

Published 11:18 am Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Senior Rylan Koontz and Sophmore Jackson Barrett competed in Universal Technical Institute’s Top Tech Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Mooresville campus.

The challenge is made up of two-person teams from high schools across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The Davie duo competed individually in a series of five hands-on assessments and a 50-question written exam to test their knowledge of automotive tools, systems, and repair procedures.The team competed against 23 other high school teams.

Both were awarded $1,000 scholarships to the Universal Technical Institute for their sixth-place finish.

Rylan and Jackson will competed in the North Carolina SkillsUSA Regional Rally earlier this week.

Universal Technical Institute is a leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking career opportunities in the automotive, diesel, collision repair, welding, and machining industries.