David Legatt places second in Skill-O-Rama

This article submitted by Erin Aagesen on 3/8/00.

Dave Legatt Senior David Legatt placed second out of more than 80 participants in Auto-motive Repair at Ridgewater College's Skill-O-Rama. The event, which took place on Feb.10, tests the skills of high school students in 42 possible skill cate-gories. This year, the Skill-O-Rama attracted 677 stud-ents from 32 area schools.

The automotive repair contest that Legatt participated in began with a written test. Participants were given a service manual for reference. Next, hands-on tests involv-ing electrical equipment and the use of a micrometer for measurement were given. The final test involved the masking off and painting of a car door.

Each of these tests were timed and scored by judges. Legatt's final score gave him second place, a plaque, and a $100 scholarship to Ridgewater College, if he should choose to use it.

Legatt‘s success can be attributed to his experience with mechanics. He has been working for his father at Nathe's Marine and Sports for much of his life.

He plans to con-tinue in this field. In the fall, he will attend Alexandria Technical College to pursue a degree in Small Engines and Marine.

Legatt attended the Skill-O-Rama with the Land Transportation class, under the supervision of Jim Hahn. Hahn has taken students to this event each year for the 16 years it has been going on.

Also participating this year were: Guy Norton, Chris Sogge, Bob Braun, Tim Lieser, and Chad Utsch.

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