Hubbell receives automotive degree |

Hubbell receives automotive degree


Jeremy Hubbell, son of Drew and Rose Hubbell of South Lake Tahoe recently graduated from WyoTech in West Sacramento with a major in advanced automotive diagnostics.

The 20-year-old Hubbell was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and is a 2004 graduate of South Tahoe High School. He received an Outstanding Student Award for being the first student at the WyoTech Sacramento campus, which opened in January 2004, to complete the entire curriculum the school offers. He completed courses in automotive technology, applied service management, chassis fabrication with high performance engines, street rod and custom fabrication, advanced automotive diagnostics and smog.

He was one of 20 students in the chassis fabrication class who were picked to build a Rock Crawler while being filmed for the TV show “Xtreme 4X4.” The students stripped a Toyota pickup truck to the frame and rebuilt it as a custom rock buggy.

Hubbell has always been interested in mechanics and started helping his father work on vehicles and maintaining equipment in the back yard at a young age. For his senior project at STHS he installed a lift and new power steering on a 1984 Toyota pickup truck. He was accepted at WyoTech for his good grades and experience in auto shop at South Tahoe High School. Shop instructor, Mike Patterson, recommended Hubbell to the school.

He is looking at several employment options and would like to have his own shop someday.

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