April 24, 2013
Kody Pickering of Sterling was selected as the NAPA Student of the Month by the Northeastern Junior College automotive technology department. He is a freshman in the auto tech program, in his second semester of studies. Pickering was selected for this award based on his academic performance in both the classroom and the lab where the hands on work is being done as part of his training. Faculty in the automotive and diesel programs at the college select the recipients for this award.
NAPA Auto and Truck Parts in Sterling has been sponsoring this monthly award at the college for two decades now. Students are given a nice plaque and gift certificate to the store. The award is given monthly August through May and it is alternated among the students in the college’s auto tech program, the diesel technology program and the secondary auto tech program which consists of high school students on campus to get career and technical training as part of an area-wide program which is a partnership between NJC and BOCES. Pickering (left) is shown here receiving his award from Aaron Hettinger, outside sales manager for NAPA. (Courtesy Photo)