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AAA Texas: Georgetown High School Students Take First Place At 64th Annual Ford/AAA Auto Skills Texas Finals


(Houston, Texas) – Twenty students representing 10 high schools from across Texas met at San Jacinto College today to face off in the 64th Annual Ford/AAA Texas Student Auto Skills Competition.  This year, the championship team is Daniel Scheffler and Dean Crews from Georgetown High School.

Each two-student team earned a spot in the Texas finals by recording one of the state’s top scores in the preliminary online exam.  Today during the hands-on portion of the competition they were required to correctly identify and fix intentionally installed “bugs” on identical Ford vehicles.  After properly diagnosing and repairing the vehicle, their accuracy and workmanship was judged.  A combination of the online exam and the hands-on competition scores determined the championship team. 

The top team from the Texas competition will advance to the national finals at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan June 9 – 11. At the national finals, champions from all 50 states will compete against one another for the right to call themselves the top young auto technicians in America and take home scholarships.

Today’s Ford/AAA Student Auto Skill Competition results:

First Place: Georgetown High School

  • Georgetown, Texas
  • Instructor: Greg Wall
  • Students:
  • Daniel Scheffler
  • Dean Crews

Second Place: N Lamar High School

  • Paris, Texas
  • Instructor: Jared Reaves
  • Students:
  • Morgan Adams
  • Tristan McReynolds

Third Place: Birdville Center of Technology

  • North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Instructor: Olin Harrington
  • Students:
  • Brennan Bellows
  • Christian McMahan

Fourth Place: Corsicana High School

  • Corsicana, Texas
  • Instructor: Michael Schmidt
  • Students:
  • Anandah Burris
  • Samuel Jones

Fifth Place: Denver City High School

  • Denver City, Texas
  • Instructor: Scott Burkett
  • Students:
  • Jesus Pinon
  • Alejandro Gutierrez

Sixth Place: Central High School

  • San Angelo, Texas
  • Instructor: Ryan Kramer
  • Students:
  • Brandan Conner
  • Thomas Wadley

Seventh Place: Floresville High School

  • Floresville, Texas
  • Instructor: Brett Karulak
  • Students:
  • Brandon Darr
  • Chance Lopez

Eighth Place: Elsik High School

  • Houston, Texas
  • Instructor: Ernest Lozano
  • Students:
  • Joe Guevara
  • Victor Freyre

Ninth Place: Langham Creek High School

  • Houston, Texas
  • Instructor: Roger Simmons
  • Students:
  • Oscar Benitez
  • Josh Hurst

Tenth Place: Carl Wunsche Sr. High School

  • Houston, Texas
  • Instructor: Steven Eilers
  • Students:
  • Jose Rayas
  • Trinidad Ariza

About Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills

The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills is a nationwide automotive technology competition that offers millions in scholarships and prizes to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers as automotive service technicians. More than 13,000 students from across the U.S. compete for the chance to represent their school and state in the National Finals. The competition tests students’ automotive knowledge, workmanship and problem-solving abilities. For additional information on the competition, visit

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 53 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA Texas can be visited on the Internet at AAA Texas can be visited on the Internet at  Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook:  For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit

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