By now you may have noticed a pattern with our graduates. They work hard, and they do well in the SkillsUSA competition year after year. This next graduate is no different. Richard Maor took first place earlier this year in the auto services contest at the district level, and would have competed in the State Championship had it not been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevertheless, Maor didn’t allow the disappointment to hinder his studies, successfully completing Ranken’s Advanced High Performance Racing Technologies program, and graduating Summa Cum Laude this past May.

“My Ranken experience would have been incomplete without the forever helpful faculty and staff,” Maor says. “The dedication they gave to handing over knowledge to their students is remarkable! I will forever remember my stint at Ranken.”

Maor left a lasting impression on his instructors as well.
“Richard Maor is the most outstanding student I have had so far at Ranken,” said Donald Rote, High Performance Racing instructor. “He excelled in coursework with a high “A”, and he excelled in Work Ethic well beyond 100%, always coming in before and staying after class to lend a hand wherever necessary without ever being asked.”

Now, Maor is employed as a technician at Morley Performance LLC, where his employer Dave Smith speaks highly of him.

“Richard is great,” Smith says. “He does everything we ask of him and more. He is knowledgeable and understanding of all aspects of his field. Not only is he a skilled mechanic, but he communicates well with customers and is a great salesman.”

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