PA Automotive Association hosts Students for 10 PA Schools for comeptition at the AACA Museum on February 16
Pennsylvania Automotive Association hosts
Students From Ten Pennsylvania Schools to Compete in
2012 Automotive Technology Competition
Being held at the AACA Museum
When: Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 10:00 A.M. Competition Start
Where: Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey
161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 717-566-7100
Participating schools and students:
CTC of Lackawanna County Jersey Shore Area High School
Ben Cary – Ralph Grecco Mason Lauer – Zachary Norman
Cumberland Perry AVTS Lancaster County CTC
Adam Brossman – Zack Conners Corey Laughlin – Rafael Roman
Dauphin County Technical School Lebanon County CTC
Marcus Roberge – Bruce Rowe Tyler Frye – Cody Krissinger
Erie County Technical School Wallenpaupack Area High School
Kenneth Fletcher – Elijah Sundberg Curtis Barnes – Timothy Nasella
Hazleton Area CTC York School of Technology
Alan Boerner – Damien Calucci Grant Nix – Carl Wildasin
On February 16, 2012, the above students will compete in the PAA Automotive Technology Competition for scholarships and prizes. The winning school will advance to the 2012 National Automotive Technology Competition at the New York International Auto Show.
A team of two students from the ten top schools were selected for the competition through a written qualifying exam, in which a pool of 135 students from 20 schools participated. To prepare for the competition, students are currently training at new car dealerships in their areas. On competition day, the students will face a test of advanced automotive diagnostic skills on 2012 vehicles with predetermined defects. The diagnostic skills challenge will take place at the AACA Museum and the public is permitted to watch live. The vehicles will be supplied by area franchised dealerships.
About the Pennsylvania Automotive Association:
The Pennsylvania Automotive Association, PAA represents the nearly 1,000 new car and truck dealers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It also provides its members with: legislative advocacy, regulatory and compliance assistance, title services, a charitable foundation, insurance, a dealer purchasing online store, and training.
About the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum:
The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institute Affiliations Program, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1900’s – 1970’s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. The AACA Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is one of the nation’s newest and largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The AACA Museum is located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $10, seniors age 61 and older $9, juniors age 4-12 $7, children age 3 and under are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and select evening hours during the summer months. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.aacamuseum.org.
PAA Event Contact:
Director of Communications
(717) 255-8311 ext. 3327