Sewanhaka Students Excel At Automotive Competition

Students Nicholas Kern and Patrick Byrne are pictured with teacher John Reagan and a representative from the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association. (Photo courtesy of Sewanhaka Central High School District)

Students from the Sewanhaka Central High School District’s Career Technical Education Automotive Technology Program were successful at the Greater New York Automobile Dealer Association’s Long Island Regional Diagnostic Competition on Jan. 11.

H. Frank Carey’s Patrick Byrne and New Hyde Park’s Nicholas Kern captured first place, while Elmont Memorial’s Horace Mitchell and Sewanhaka’s Demetri Clarke placed fifth, qualifying for the New York State Finals against 26 other teams from across Long Island. The students won scholarships to several automotive postsecondary institutions, as well as tools for the automotive program at Sewanhaka.

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