CCISD Students excel at Regional Automotive Competition

ESCANABA – The Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) is proud to announce its students’ outstanding achievements at the annual regional automotive competition held at Bay College. Demonstrating exceptional skills and knowledge, CCISD competitors dominated the event, securing 80% of the awards in a testament to their hard work and dedication.

In the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) category, Ty Crisman, a second-year student and senior from Houghton, earned a commendable third place. His competition involved a rigorous combination of a written test, a hands-on safety station, and a challenging timed new vehicle inspection, requiring keen observation and precision to identify discrepancies and measure various vehicle fluids and specifications accurately.

The Master Overall category saw remarkable success from CCISD students, who faced a written test followed by multiple timed hands-on practical stations. These stations tested a wide array of skills, from Engine Repair and Brakes to Drivetrain, Steering and Suspension, Engine Performance, and Electrical tasks.

Ethan Pelli, a second-year CTE student and senior from Calumet, captured third place in the Master Overall category. Matthew Moyryla, also a second-year CTE student and homeschooled, secured second place, earning a $1,000 scholarship to Bay College. First place was awarded to Carter Worm, a first-year student and junior from Calumet, who received a $2,500 scholarship to Bay College for his exceptional performance.

CCISD CTE Automotive Instructor, David Narhi, said, “Our students’ success at the regional competition is a direct reflection of their hard work, passion, and the high-quality training they’ve received. I am immensely proud of what they’ve accomplished. Their achievements not only highlight their individual skills and determination but also the strength of our automotive program. We’re all excited to see how they will perform at the state level and have every confidence in their abilities to excel.”

These talented students are now eligible to advance to the State competition in Grand Rapids in mid-April, where they will represent CCISD and compete against the best from across Michigan.

The CCISD remains committed to supporting excellence in education and vocational training, preparing our students for successful careers and contributions to their communities.


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