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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson students earned nearly $30,000 in scholarships and advance to national finals following a victory at the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Finals.

Two students from Flowing Wells High School, Ivan Rodriguez and Monty Miranda, earned the title of Arizona's top high school technicians at last week's competition, according to a news release.

Rodriguez and Miranda won scholarships valued at $29,900 each to automotive programs nationwide, including the Ford FACT program at Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix and the Ford ASSET program at Glendale Community College as part of the first place prize.
 
They will represent Arizona in the National Finals in June against other state champions from across the country.

"As an automotive resource, AAA recognizes the need for skilled technicians is increasing as vehicle technology become more and more advanced," said Don Nunnari, vice president of automotive services for AAA Arizona. "This competition gives students the opportunity for world-class training and a means to pay for it."

A total of 10 Tucson students were recognized in the competition.
 
The following students were the 2014 award winners:

Place

High School

City

Instructor

Students

1st

Flowing Wells

Tucson

Jerrad McMurrich

Ivan Rodriguez
Monty Miranda

2nd

Centennial

Peoria

Steve Maish

Lance Aguire
Spencer Langfitt

3rd

Mountain View

Tucson

David Damiani

Cade Hollahan
Caleb Fuehrer

4th

Gilbert

Gilbert

Jonathan Strait

Oscar Perez
Bailey Volling

5th

East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)

Mesa

Randy Golding

Alex Holle
Mark Murray

6th

Canyon del Oro

Tucson

Jeremy Tarbet

Buddy Algeri
Eddie Macmeans

7th

Kofa

Yuma

Norm Champagne

Juan Lopez
David Ambriz Jr.

8th

Prescott

Prescott

Mickey Chaney

Hunter Lienau
Daniel Winter 

9th

Marana

Tucson

Donald Zell

Gonzalo Romero
David Bailer

10th

Mountain View

Tucson

Brian Parag

Hayden Schagel
Connor Kaufman

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