POWAY, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2014) — Jonathan Hladney from Brackenridge, Pa., was recently named the 2014 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student.
Mitchell Repair Information Co. L.L.C.'s Mitchell 1 brand made the announcement during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held in Greenville, S.C. Each year the automotive data and software company recognizes one U.S. or Canadian high school senior for outstanding achievement in automotive technology and auto shop repair scholastics. Mr. Hladney received a $2,500 scholarship, a check for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for himself and a guest to attend the NACAT conference.
“Mitchell 1 is proud to recognize Jonathan Hladney for his outstanding achievement and strong dedication to pursuing educational excellence in the automotive technology field,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director for Poway-based Mitchell 1. “With Jonathan's drive and enthusiasm for making a difference in the aftermarket, we know he will one day accomplish his dreams.”
Mr. Hladney graduated from Highlands High School in Natrona Heights, Pa., in June 2014. While in school, he received the National Technical Honor Society award twice, was a member of SkillsUSA, and was employed as an apprentice technician at the Spitzer Toyota/Scion auto dealership in Monroeville, Pa.