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Automotive Training Center Awards 2019 Scholarships – Warminster, PA Campus

Automotive Training Center (ATC), Warminster, has concluded its annual High School Senior Scholarship Competition for the 2019 high school graduating class and the winners have been chosen.

This year’s competition proved to be the most successful in Automotive Training Center’s history. Nearly 300 high school seniors participated in the competition between the three testing dates.

First Place – 100% Tuition Scholarship: Gaige Vargas

WARMINSTER CAMPUS – From Left to Right: Frank Mendicino, Service and Parts Director, Gateway Kia of Warrington and Quakertown // Ray Hildenbrand, Service Manager, Sloane Toyota of Philadelphia // Michelle Brown, Recruiting & Benefits Manager, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships // Jackie Lynch, Director, Barbera Cares // Gaige Vargas //
Mary Lynn Alvarino, Director of Operations, Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia // Gary Barbera, Founder, Gary Barbera on the Boulevard // Bruce Hendrixson, General Manager, Porsche Conshohocken

The students with the highest test scores were invited back to ATC on April 4, 2019 to interview with the independent scholarship committee. The committee selected the five winners based on the interview process. The committee consisted of: Mary-Lynn Alvarino, Director of Operations, Automobile Dealer’s Association of Greater Philadelphia, Frank Mendicino, Service and Parts Director, Gateway Kia of Warrington and Quakertown , Ray Hildenbrand, Service Manager, Sloane Toyota of Philadelphia,  Michelle Brown, Recruiting & Benefits Manager, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships,  Jackie Lynch, Director, Barbera Cares, Gary Barbera, Founder, Gary Barbera on the Boulevard, Bruce Hendrixson, General Manager, Porsche Conshohocken.

The names and High Schools of this year’s winners are:

first place, 100% tuition scholarship, Gaige Vargas, Bucks County Technical High School; second place, 100% tuition scholarship, Julian Wimmer, Souderton High School; third place, 50% tuition scholarship, Michael Miller, Lehighton High School/Carbon Career & Technical Institute; fourth place, 25% tuition scholarship, Austin Haydt, Palmerton High School/Carbon Career & Technical Institute; and fifth place, 25% tuition scholarship, Griffin Craft, Souderton High School.  The combined value of this year’s scholarships is over $100,000 based on the program chosen.

Second Place – 100% Tuition Scholarship: Julian Wimmer

WARMINSTER CAMPUS – From Left to Right: Frank Mendicino, Service and Parts Director, Gateway Kia of Warrington and Quakertown // Ray Hildenbrand, Service Manager, Sloane Toyota of Philadelphia // Michelle Brown, Recruiting & Benefits Manager, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships // Jackie Lynch, Director, Barbera Cares // Julian Wimmer //
Mary Lynn Alvarino, Director of Operations, Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia // Gary Barbera, Founder, Gary Barbera on the Boulevard // Bruce Hendrixson, General Manager, Porsche Conshohocken

Third Place – 50% Tuition Scholarship: Michael Miller

WARMINSTER CAMPUS – From Left to Right: Frank Mendicino, Service and Parts Director, Gateway Kia of Warrington and Quakertown // Ray Hildenbrand, Service Manager, Sloane Toyota of Philadelphia // Michelle Brown, Recruiting & Benefits Manager, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships // Jackie Lynch, Director, Barbera Cares // Michael Miller //
Mary Lynn Alvarino, Director of Operations, Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia // Gary Barbera, Founder, Gary Barbera on the Boulevard // Bruce Hendrixson, General Manager, Porsche Conshohocken

Fourth Place – 25% Tuition Scholarship: Austin Haydt

WARMINSTER CAMPUS – From Left to Right: Frank Mendicino, Service and Parts Director, Gateway Kia of Warrington and Quakertown // Ray Hildenbrand, Service Manager, Sloane Toyota of Philadelphia // Michelle Brown, Recruiting & Benefits Manager, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships // Jackie Lynch, Director, Barbera Cares // Austin Haydt //
Mary Lynn Alvarino, Director of Operations, Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia // Gary Barbera, Founder, Gary Barbera on the Boulevard // Bruce Hendrixson, General Manager, Porsche Conshohocken

Fifth Place – 25% Tuition Scholarship: Griffin Craft

WARMINSTER CAMPUS – From Left to Right: Frank Mendicino, Service and Parts Director, Gateway Kia of Warrington and Quakertown // Ray Hildenbrand, Service Manager, Sloane Toyota of Philadelphia // Michelle Brown, Recruiting & Benefits Manager, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships // Jackie Lynch, Director, Barbera Cares // Griffin Craft //
Mary Lynn Alvarino, Director of Operations, Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia // Gary Barbera, Founder, Gary Barbera on the Boulevard // Bruce Hendrixson, General Manager, Porsche Conshohocken