Early College and Career Academy at Parkland College

The following is posted with permission from the Education for Employment System #330 website

During the week of October 29, two “Hot Rodders” engine teams comprised of area high school automotive students will be competing in the national Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV.  These two teams competed against others from throughout the state to qualify for this event.


Next Thursday, October 25, we are hosting a send-off and open practice event during their normal class time of 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Please see details below, along with the list of students who will be participating.  We would love for you to join us to see these students in action during practice and wish them luck at their upcoming national competition.  Feel free to stop in and leave at any point.  Refreshments will be available.


When: Thursday, October 25, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.


Where: Parkland College Parkhill Applied Technology Center, Room T117.  This is a separate building in the northwest corner of Parkland’s campus.  It is labeled as the “T” building on the attached map.


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Team 1:

Alex Stivers (Urbana HS)

Noah Woods (Tuscola HS)

Payton Hastings (Tuscola HS)

Frank Huanca-Camargo (Centennial HS)

Chase Hutchison (Villa Grove HS 2018 grad)


Team 2:

Nathan Gonzalez (Unity HS)

Brendan Baker (Urbana HS)

Ivan Talbott (Central HS)

Nathan Chevalier (Urbana HS)

Ethan Warren (Unity HS)

To read the Parkland College Press release from May 17,2018, please click here.

The 2018 - 2019 Early College and Career Academy Program map, can be seen here.