Congratulations to Fox Chapel Area School District senior Colin Stephens who earned a $10,000 scholarship by placing in the Greater Pittsburgh Automotive Dealers Association/Pennsylvania Automotive Association competition at CCAC West Hills!
Colin also won a variety of tools and vouchers for tools in the automotive field.
“I didn’t expect to win anything and I didn’t know they were giving out any scholarships that day, so it was a big surprise,” Colin said. “That took the pressure off, and I honestly didn’t expect to ever do anything like this and be so good at it that I could win a scholarship from a competition. So, again, I was really surprised and really happy.”
Participants in the competition took a written test and also completed hands-on skills like measuring bearing clearances, brakes and electrical work.
Colin is a second-year student in A.W. Beattie’s Automotive Technology program.
“I’ve always enjoyed learning how things like cars work and tinkering with them, so this program caters to that curiosity,” Colin said. “I also know I can make a good career in a field that I love.”
Colin plans to be an automotive technician.