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The University of Alaska Southeast automotive technology class won a national award through an annual awards program run through the Automotive Industry Planning Council.
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Assistant professor of automotive technology Tony Martin said the class came in second nationally in the generic post secondary category. The program had already placed first in the state.
As reward, the class will receive a 2005 Dodge Magnum R-T sedan that Daimler Chrysler will barge to Juneau. The Dodge Magnum has a unique high speed network on board that will help students get acquainted with some of the newer technology. The UAS class received a Jeep Wrangler from Daimler Chrysler three years ago. Martin said the vehicles are used for educational purposes and are not permitted to be driven on public roads.
Robin Sylvester, of Juneau, received a $1,500 Seattle Business Forum Scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash.
Son of Brian Sylvester and Jennifer Lacey, of Juneau, and Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, Sylvester was a National Mathcounts finalist and participated in the school newspaper and men's soccer in high school. He plans to work in the mathematics field.
"Basically at Western I'm looking to prepare myself for life on my own," he said. "Hopefully, I can help some people and have some fun on the way."
The Seattle Business Forum Scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen and transfers with outstanding academic achievement.