Mineola HS tractor team advances to state contest


The Mineola ISD Tractor Technician team placed second in the Area 6 Tractor Tech Contest at Sam Houston State University on Jan. 31.

The team of Jessie Bowden, Zackary Davenport, Remington Coleman and Reece Gilbreath will be advancing to state competition at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 16.

At state competition, team members will appraise tractor parts and components and agricultural implements and make recommendations for needed services. They will also be required to complete a written exam.

As a group, they will locate and correct five deliberately placed malfunctions in diesel fueled tractors and safely navigate the repaired tractor through a driving course within a 25-minute time limit.