Tech Center Automotive students Tom DeMasi, from Lakeland, and Austin Smith, from Carmel, placed second in the Greater New York Automotive Dealer Association Regional Competition held on January 11th in Whitestone, New York.
The students, who attend the Tech Center at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, performed tasks ranging from precision measurements to diagnostics. They will move on to the state finals on February 14th in Whitestone. Students Damian Diaz, from Ossining, and Dan Ferreira, from Lakeland, placed fourth in the competition, and Bryan Restrepo, from Bedford, won first place in the alternate division.
The Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association awards $5,000 scholarships to the top finishing teams in its Automotive Technology Competition, and also awards scholarships to students who write the best essays on Why I Hope to Work in an Automotive Dealership. The Association also presents up to 21 $300 awards to graduating high school seniors who participate in the Greater New York Automotive Technology Competition and display outstanding academic and technical achievements during their high school careers.
Photo: Automotive students Tom DeMasi from Lakeland, left, and Austin Smith from Carmel will go to the state finals in the Greater New York Automotive Dealer Association competition. Courtesy Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES