BLACKFOOT — Two Blackfoot High School (BHS) automotive technologies students placed third at Weber State University's Automotive Contest in Ogden, Utah, last Thursday.
Cade Hebdon and Joey Snapp earned their honors at the multi-state invitational.
"Just to get on the podium is really doing something," said BHS Auto Instructor Dallen Worthington. "It's pretty competitive.
"Some of my students come into this program with their sights set on winning this competition," he said. "It's pretty neat when their work comes to fruition for some of them."
In the Weber State Invitational, the number of teams competing was capped at 24. Teams came from Utah, Idaho and Oregon. Teams were selected from a qualifying written exam that the students took in December.
The top three winners at this invitational were:
° first-Idaho's Cassia Tech Center in Burley
° second-Provo High School
° third-Blackfoot High School.
For their third place finish, the Blackfoot students each received $1,000 scholarships from Weber State and about $1,500 in tools.
Although not awarded the prizes, Hunter Williams was third in rank from Blackfoot and went to the competition as an alternate.
Five more automotive competitions remain during this school year.
"Burley [which won the Weber invitational] is going to make us earn our way," said Worthington.