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Extra ladies than ever to characterize Temple ISD at auto tech state competitors

TEMPLE, Texas — As we have fun Ladies’s Historical past Month, 5 ladies in Temple are making some historical past of their very own.

Priscilla Bailon, Angela De La Fuente, Yeraldine Garcia, Nyla Medina and Aliza Mojica certified for the auto tech state competitors. Temple Excessive Faculty has despatched college students up to now, however that is the primary time this many ladies will take part.

“My freshman yr we had no ladies,” Angela De La Fuente instructed 25 Information. “This yr we now have 5 ladies all collectively and we’re all qualifying for state. It is a tremendous alternative for us.”

De La Fuente is at present a junior and has been on this program since her freshman yr. That is her second time qualifying for state, proving ladies can go head-to-head with the boys on this male-dominated area.

“I used to be instructed typically that this was a person’s job and I should not be in right here,” she stated. “However my academics are very supportive and everyone collectively now, all of us do good collectively.”

Aliza Mojica is one other pupil heading to state. She turned taken with auto tech, working together with her brother-in-law and grandfather at his store. Now she hopes to be the primary feminine in her household to open her personal store sometime.

“I wish to go to school to have the ability to go to a better degree in automotives,” she stated. “I wish to affect different females that that is one thing we will do, there’s nothing that may cease us.”

This system has seen an growing variety of ladies displaying curiosity just lately and trainer Josh Koontz stated it brings an entire new perspective to their lessons.

“Watching them work is sort of totally different than watching the blokes work,” Koontz stated. “They only do issues totally different they’re a bit of bit extra exact. Ladies get their advantageous motor expertise method earlier than guys do. That is confirmed and it exhibits.”

This yr’s state competitors will start on March 31.