POWAY, Calif. – Travis Krueger from Beaverton, Mich., was named the 2017 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student during the 44th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference in Warren, Mich.
Krueger received a $2,500 scholarship, a check for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for him and a guest to attend the NACAT Conference.
Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. or Canadian student for outstanding achievement in automotive technology and auto shop repair scholastics.
“Mitchell 1 is proud to recognize Travis Krueger for his outstanding achievement and dedication to pursuing educational excellence in the automotive technology field,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director for Mitchell 1. “With his drive and enthusiasm for auto diagnostics and repair, we know he will one day accomplish his dreams.”
This fall, Krueger will attend Baker College-Auto Diesel Institute in Owosso, Mich., where he will study automotive and diesel services technology.
After he completes his education, Krueger would like to work for an ASE-certified repair shop, with the dream of operating his own automotive service facility in the future.
One of Krueger’s favorite aspects of repairing vehicles is figuring out a problem and staying with it until he masters it, he said. Krueger added that he enjoys working with his hands.
To be eligible for the Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student scholarship, applicants must be a current student majoring in automotive technology/auto shop repair coursework and must be nominated by his/her NACAT instructor; maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA; have plans to attend (or already be enrolled in) an accredited college or university; and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.