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Bethlehem AVTS Team Wins GLVADA

Bethlehem AVTS Team Wins GLVADA

Two seniors, Isiah Quinones of Liberty High School, and Joel Valencia of Northampton High School competed at The Greater Lehigh Valley Automotive Dealers Association Automotive Technology Competition. They competed against students from Upper Bucks, LCTI, Carbon CTI and MCTI.

Both students participate in the cooperative education program at BAVTS. Isiah is employed by Kelly Automotive Group in Emmaus. Joel is employed by PennDot – Northampton County.

Isiah and Joel represented Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School and distinguished themselves by placing first. In doing so they won 100% paid full ride scholarships to Universal Technical Institute ($45,000-$50,000 value) as well as 50% scholarships to Northampton Community College ($4,000 value).

Moving forward they will be representing BAVTS, GLVADA and Team Subaru at the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City in April. At the National competition they will be competing against 30-40 schools from all around the USA and team China. The National competition awards over $3 million in prizes and scholarships to the 30-40 teams.

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