Shown Left to Right: Northeast Georgia Antique Auto & Truck Club Representative Grady Cowart, scholarship recipients Austin Sprinkle and Austin Pulliam, Northeast Georgia Antique Auto & Truck Club Representative Larry Christie, NGTC Instructors Clayton Smith, Stoney Farmer, David Rice and Neil Youngblood, and NGTC Foundation Director Cynthia Brown.
The North Georgia Technical College Foundation recently received a $1,000 student scholarship donation from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto and Truck Club. The Club has awarded $500 scholarships to two NGTC automotive students annually for over 17 years. The funds, which are proceeds from the annual Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region Car and Truck Show, are made available to the winners to purchase tools and equipment for their chosen profession. This year’s winners are Austin Pulliam from Toccoa, and Austin Sprinkle from Clarkesville.
Pulliam graduated from the Automotive Technology Program in May 2018; he is currently enrolled in NGTC’s Diesel Engine Service Technology Program. His instructors at NGTC included Stoney Farmer and Clayton Smith. Austin is the son of Brian and Julie Pulliam of Clarkesville. He is employed with the Stephens County Road Department.
Austin Sprinkle is the son of Kevin and Christy Sprinkle of Toccoa. Studying under the instruction of Neil Youngblood and David Rice, Sprinkle graduated from NGTC’s Auto Collision Repair Program Fall 2018. Austin is currently employed with Whitener & Son.
Automotive instructor Stoney Farmer said he was extremely proud of both of these winners. “There are many outstanding students but we can choose only one from Auto Tech and one from Auto Collision. Both of these young men exemplify the best from each class based on grades, commitment to the program, work ethics, skills, and attitude.”
Northeast Georgia Antique Auto and Truck Club Regional Chapter Representatives Larry Christie and Grady Cowart presented the awards to the students on behalf of the club. They congratulated the winners and expressed their appreciation to the community for supporting the car show each year. They said it was the support from local classic car and truck owners and spectators who attend the show that enables the club to invest in scholarships at NGTC as well as support Relay for Life and the Food Pantries in Habersham and White Counties.
For more information on the transportation programs or to make a donation to the NGTC Foundation, call 706-754-7700 or visit www.northgatech.edu.