Brandon Belken, who recently graduated from Tatum High School in Tatum, Texas, is the 2007 recipient of the Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship. Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. high school senior for outstanding achievement in automotive technology scholastics. On July 19, Belken was presented with a check for $2,500 courtesy of Mitchell 1 at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference held in Long Beach, Cal. As featured in AutoCareProNews.
“Mitchell 1 is honored to be associated with NACAT and present this scholarship to Brandon Belken.” said Karen Wagner, marketing manager for Mitchell 1. “Brandon is truly worthy of receiving this scholarship and Mitchell 1 is proud to recognize him for his outstanding academic achievement and commitment to pursuing a career in the automotive technology field.”
While a senior at Tatum, Belken was enrolled in automotive classes at Kilgore (Texas) College, earning dual credits. He plans to enroll at Kilgore full-time and hopes to receive his advanced level certificate from the automotive program in May 2008. In the five NATEF certified classes Belken has taken at Kilgore, he has received a grade of A in all five while winning the “Outstanding Student Award” in three of those classes. At Tatum High School, Belken was a member of the Future Farmers of America and the International Club.