from a press release:

Students From Ten Pennsylvania Schools to Compete in 2014 Automotive Technology Competition



When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014 – 10:00 A.M. Competition Start

Where:  Antique Auto Museum in Hershey

           161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA   717-566-7100

Participating schools and students:


A.W. Beattie Career Center                          Hazleton Area Career CenterDonny Bartolomucci-Geno Schepis                    Maurice DeAngelo-Corey Zanolini 
Bedford County Technical Center                 Lebanon County CTC
Dale Clark-Jordan Miller                                Kyle Kohr-Joshua Neidig
Butler County AVTS                                      Wallenpaupack Area High School
Dalton Scott-Nicolas Shearer                         Andrew Avissato-Fred Petsche
Central Mountain High School                       Williamsport Area High School
Joshua Carrigan-Devin Mahoney                    Justin Dymeck-Logan Ertel
Cumberland Perry AVTS                               York County School of Technology
Austin Adair-Daniel Nelson                      Zach Rothlisberger-Aaron Wilson


On March 13, 2014, the above students will compete in the PAA Automotive Technology Competition for scholarships and prizes. The winning school will advance to the 2014 National Automotive Technology Competition at the New York International Auto Show.

A team of two students from the ten top schools were selected for the competition through a written qualifying exam, in which a pool of 107 students from 16 schools participated. To prepare for the competition, students are currently training at new car dealerships in their areas. On competition day, the students will face a test of advanced automotive diagnostic skills on 2014 vehicles with predetermined defects. The 2014 vehicles will be supplied by area franchised dealerships.

The Pennsylvania Automotive Association represents the nearly 1,000 new car and truck dealers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It also provides its members with: legislative advocacy, regulatory and compliance assistance, title services, a charitable foundation, insurance, a dealer purchasing online store, and training.

About the AACA Museum

The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco.   This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles.  The Museum is located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $10, seniors age 61 and older $9, juniors age 4-12 $7, children age 3 and under are FREE.  The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit

Special Note:  Competition Awards are expect to occur @ 1:30- 2:00 PM time frame.