Two students from Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick placed eighth in the nation in the recent 2010 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition in Michigan.
Richard Harvey and Ben Quesnell had to solve "real world repair challenges in a timed, head-to-head match-up" against teams from across the country, a news release said.
Larry Brookes, their instructor, called them "well-trained, highly-skilled and extremely reliable."
"They possess all the traits expected from successful auto professionals," he said in the release.
Tom Denchel Ford in Prosser and Legacy Ford in Pasco donated vehicles for the students to use as they trained for the competition.