2016 PAA Winners Announced!
Congratulations to Ben and Theo, of Wallenpaupack Area High School! It was awesome to see so many talented, young people working on cars yesterday. Thanks to all the participants and those who came out to support the teams!
Students From Ten Pennsylvania Schools to Compete in 2016 Automotive Technology Competition
When: Thursday, February 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Competition
2:15 p.m. – Awards
8:45 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Morning Interview Opportunities
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon Interview Opportunities
Where: AACA Museum / 161 Museum Drive/ Hershey, PA 717-566-7100
Participating schools and students:
Dakota Brady – Matt Marfisi
A.W. Beattie Career Center
Kylie Concelman – Ryan Dittrich
Butler County AVTS
Austin Kyslinger – Roman Sager
Central Westmoreland CTC
Cole Hess – Justin Patterson
Cumberland Perry AVTS
Scott Fritz– Brandon Latshaw
Erie County Technical School
Mason Cox – Austin Sadler
Lebanon County CTC
Joshua Bassler – James Whitehead
Mifflin County Academy of Science & Technology
William Moyer – James Snyder
Northumberland County CTC
Benjamin Surplice – Theodore Zumpone
Wallenpaupack Area High School
Sylas Geyer – Austin Wesley
Williamsport Area High School
On February 18, 2016, the above students will compete in the PAA Automotive Technology Competition for scholarships and prizes. The winning school will advance to the 2016 National Automotive Technology Competition at the New York International Auto Show. Last year’s PA winners placed 1st at the National Competition.
A team of two students from the ten top schools were selected for the competition through a written qualifying exam. 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 an assigned 2016 vehicle with predetermined defects. The 2016 vehicles are supplied by area franchised dealerships.
The Pennsylvania Automotive Association represents the nearly 900 new car and truck dealers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It provides its members with: legislative advocacy, regulatory and compliance assistance, title services, a charitable foundation, insurance, a dealer purchasing online store, and training.
Pennsylvania Automotive Association Foundation
1925 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Contact: Melanie Stine
(717) 255-8311 ext. 3327