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Collision Repair seniors Beryl Blake and Ronnie Durrah took and passed all four ASE tests offered.

Students in the Collision Repair program at John Marshall High School have earned certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence or the ASE.

Getting certified through the ASE starts a path for students wanting to work in the automotive industry. Once a student passes a test, he or she is certified for two years. The students need to know paint finishing processes, electrical and mechanical engineering and collision repair work.

ASE Certified student William Holmes is proud of his performance on the test. “I feel like it was a great accomplishment, and I’m glad it happened.”

Collision Repair instructor Joseph Wendt is proud his students are getting certified. “I know the tests aren’t easy at all, and it was kind of hard for me to pass a couple of mine. I was really pleased by the number of students who did pass.” Wendt explained.

ASE Certified students are Cameron Birkett, Beryl Blake, Braden Carroll, Brandon Durrah, Ronnie Durrah, Hunter Hobbs, William Holmes, Brody Klages, Caleb Leonard, Gabriel McCardle, Matthew Stanley, Caleb Thomas and Lane Whitlatch.

The test is given twice a year, one in the fall and another in the spring.

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