Duckworth represents Vale High School in national auto competition

Viking senior Josh Duckworth will travel to Kentucky in June to represent the Vale High School automotive team at the SkillsUSA contest.

VALE – Unlike some of us, students on the Vale High School automotive team know why the car won’t start.

Team members have exhibited that knowledge in getting cars up and running numerous times this year.

Standing over an open hood, alongside other teams from Oregon and other states, the Vale team has deciphered the problems, made repairs and had the engine roaring back to life well before their competitors.

And now one will show off his skills against those from around the country in the national SkillsUSA contest. In the competition, an entrant is assigned a car to diagnose. Each car in the competition has the same problem. The first competitor to figure out what’s . . .