December 11, 2013
Austin Krier, a senior at Sterling High School and a student in the Secondary Automotive Technology program at Northeastern Junior College, was recently named the NAPA Student of the Month for September of this year. NAPA sponsors a monthly award which is rotated through the secondary program as well as the collegiate automotive technology program and the diesel technology program, all operated by the college. Every few months, students are recognized for their outstanding performance in the classrooms and in the lab settings where hands-on learning is taking place. Students who win receive an engraved plaque and a gift certificate from the NAPA Auto and Truck Parts store in Sterling. NAPA has been sponsoring these monthly awards for more than 20 years now.
Krier is the son of Matt and Krista Krier of Sterling. This is his first year to participate in the secondary automotive program. This program is a joint venture of Northeastern and the Northeast Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) which allows area high school students to spend some of their school week at the college’s facility learning skills related to automotive repair and upkeep. Krier (left) is shown here with NAPA’s outside sales manager Aaron Hettinger, who coordinates the awards program. (Courtesy Photo)