Grafton student wins national skills competition in auto maintenance

Recent Grafton High School graduate Owen Prynga (first row, middle, wearing red jacket) won the SkillsUSA Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair championship held in Atlanta, Georgia.

A current graduate of Grafton Higher School is a national winner after successful an automotive routine maintenance competitiveness in Atlanta this summer season.

Owen Pryga took household the SkillsUSA Automotive Upkeep and Gentle Fix gold medal in June, according to a news release from Nic Fullington, Pryga’s specialized education instructor at Grafton Substantial School.

Pryga received more than $8,000 really worth of Snap-On resources and a $1,000 scholarship from Harbor Freight Equipment from SkillsUSA for successful the opposition.

“When I uncovered out I won it, it was also rather outrageous. I was hoping for best three, to at minimum get a medal, go on phase. It blew me absent that I obtained initial location,” Pryga mentioned in a cell phone job interview.

Pryga was a person of 20 learners from across the state who labored on many jobs about six several hours in the competitors that tested students’ techniques in security, brakes, electrical and electronics, suspension, steering, alignment, significant engine restore, engine effectiveness and transmissions, according to the news launch.