Nassau BOCES Barry Tech student wins automotive scholarship
Nassau BOCES Barry Tech student Nicholas Tsarouhtsis of the Oceanside UFSD earned a $5,000 scholarship from the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA). Nicholas, who studies Automotive Technology at Barry Tech, was selected for the award after meeting a rigorous set of criteria.
“He is an all-around excellent student and a really good person,” Automotive Technology Teacher Edward Stella says of Nicholas. “I’m glad he’s continuing his studies in the automotive field. I know he’ll do well.”
Nicholas earned the GNYADA scholarship for his academic performance, progress in automotive technology classes and internship, determination to learn new skills, performance both individually and as a member of a team, ability to supervise others, respect of supervisors and classmates, maturity, perfect attendance, and his interest in continuing his studies in the automotive field. Nicholas plans to attend Suffolk Community College this fall where he plans to study to become a General Motors Service Technician.
“Nicholas is a dedicated student who is on a clear path to success,” says Randi O’Moore, Work Experience Teacher-Coordinator at Barry Tech. “His performance in the classroom is excellent and he is demonstrating a definitive talent in the field through his internship at Robert Chevrolet in Hicksville. I’m sure this scholarship is just the first of many recognitions for him.”
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Nassau Barry Tech student Nicholas Tsarouhtsis (center) of the Oceanside UFSD, who earned a $5,000 scholarship from the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA), is congratulated by GNYADA Board Chairman Bob Vail (left) and GNYADA Education Committee Chairman Nick Toomey (right).