FPS Team Wins ND Auto Skills Championship

On May 10, the tag team of high school seniors Tyler Lilleoien, Davies (left), and Andrew Myogeto, North, faced off against teams from Bismarck, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Wahpeton, Williston, Minot, Oakes and Valley City in the North Dakota Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The hands-on competition pits student teams against the clock to diagnose and repair uniformly bugged vehicles, and takes the quality of their workmanship into account for final score.

Lilleoien and Myogeto scored a come-from-behind victory against their opponents. They had a slow start, but worked quickly and presented their vehicle to the judges first.

Lilleoien and Myogeto will represent North Dakota in the national finals on June 10 in Dearborn, Mich. Tom Cross is the auto tech instructor at South High School, where the FPS program is hosted.

For more information on the national competition, visit: http://www.autoskills.com/about.html