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Mitchell 1 Names Shane Robertson 2011 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student

Shane Robertson of Bumpass, Va., received the 2011 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference held recently at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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POWAY, Calif. – Shane Robertson of Bumpass, Va., received the 2011 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference held recently at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. or Canadian student for outstanding achievement in automotive technology scholastics. As this year’s honoree, Robertson was presented with a check for $2,500 along with a recognition certificate courtesy of Mitchell 1.

“Mitchell 1 is proud to have the opportunity to recognize Shane Robertson for his outstanding achievement and strong dedication to pursuing educational excellence in the automotive technology field,” said Karen Wagner, senior marketing manager for Mitchell 1.

Robertson graduated from Louisa County High School in Mineral, Va., in May 2010. He is currently attending J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Va., where he is enrolled in the GM Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP). In addition to his studies, Robertson works at the Reynolds Cadillac GMC Truck Buick Subaru Inc. in Orange, Va.

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Robertson says his goal as a technician is to "do the job right, the first time, and to satisfy the customer to the best of his ability." With this goal in mind, he would like to be able to fix any vehicle, from Audi to Volkswagen. His future plans include returning to school one day to pursue an associate’s degree in the computer field because he sees cars and computers being so closely related and feels this will give him an advantage in his career as a professional technician.

During high school, Robertson received many accolades for academic excellence such as the 2010 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, 2010 Melvin Robinson Award and the 2010 President’s Award for Educational Excellence. He made the honor roll from 2007 through 2010. Robertson also was active in football and wrestling, and received several awards including the 2010 United States Marine Corps. Distinguished Athlete Award, Heart of the Lion Wrestling 2010 Award and the 2010 Doug Straley Student-Athlete Award.

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