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Toccoa man receives NGTC Auto scholarship
The Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region Chapter President Grady Cowart, second from left, and David Wall, left, present a gift certificate to North Georgia Technical College student James Burns. Instructor Stoney Farmer nominated him for the tool scholarship.

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North Georgia Technical College automotive technology student James Burns of Toccoa recently received a tools scholarship from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region.

Chosen from almost 100 students in the NGTC automotive programs, Burns received a gift certificate to use for equipment in his future profession. 

Burns, who is studying automotive technology with instructors Stoney Farmer and Kevin McCurry, came into the program after earning his GED.

“I was just going to get my ASE Certification, but when I learned I could get even more training in the diploma program, I decided to enroll,” Burns said.

“James does everything exactly like it is supposed to be done,” Farmer said. “His work is very precise, and we use it as an example for the other students to follow.”

As enrollment increases each year, the competition for these scholarships becomes tougher.

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