You are here

In this section

BHS students qualify for state automotive competition

Burnsville High School seniors Mitchell Dotas and James Kearney were the school's top scorers on a technical online exam and placed seventh in the statewide 2015 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition at AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen on May 6. 

Pictured left to right: Russ Tesmer, Mitchell Dotas and James Kearney 

At the hands-on competition, 2015 model year autos are “bugged” with identical problems that students are required to diagnose in 90 minutes. The competition challenges high school students’ knowledge and mechanical abilities in the field of automotive technology.

Russell Tesmer, automotive instructor at Burnsville High School, thanks Marty Wojciechowski at Luther Auto Group for lending the school a 2015 Ford Fiesta for the students to practice on before they went to the competition. For more information on the competition, go to

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 13:01