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NHADA Foundation Dec 9, 2019 3 min read

NHADA Foundation Announces Top 10 Competition Schools

Last week, the NHADA Foundation handed out just under $10,000 in scholarships to the top 3 schools in the NHADA Road To Nationals Auto Tech Written Exam. Not only did these students earn financial support, they also punched their ticket to the New Hampshire Auto Tech State Championship on January 11th at Lakes Region Community College. 

At the competition last year, Portsmouth High School finished first in the state and went on to compete at Nationals where they placed 7th.

This year, the top 10 teams are:

1. Nashua High School North


Students Names: Logan Pettus ($2,000) and Jose Avalos ($2,000)
Instructor Name: Jason Smith

2. Concord Regional Technical Center


Students Names: Colby DeRoche ($1,500) and Evan Bartz ($1,500)
Instructor Names: Scott Mayotte and Jesse Gregoire

3. Portsmouth High School


Students Names: Damien Moody ($1,000) and Simon Faulkner ($1,000)
Instructor Name: Dave Lilly

Schools 4-10:

4. Dover High School
Students: Andrew Doucett and Gilbert Suitela
Instructor: Keith Austin and Nathan Kalway

5. Salem High School
Students: Lyle Smith and Gunner Adyns
Instructor: Joe Liebke and Matt McCarthy

6. Wolfeboro (Kingswood Lakes Region Technical Center)
Students: Brian Badger and Joey Bahnsen
Instructor: Kyle Strauch and Gary Sullivan

7. Keene High School
Students: Dillon Simpkins and Waylon Towle
Instructor: Don Tuner

8. New Ipswich (Mascenic Regional High School)
Students: Ian Rousseau
Instructor: Vinnie Fittante

9. Conway (Mount Washington Valley Career and Technical Center)
Students: Matthew Drootin and Forrest Woodward
Instructor: Jim Harrington

10. Manchester School of Technology
Students: Andrew Sanders and Nicholas Flores
Instructor: Kurt Beaumont, Matt McNally and Keith Roberge