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Auto club presents scholarships to North Georgia Tech students
2016 Auto tech scholarship pic
Joel Nelms, center in front row, and Michael Mannion, second from right in front row, were each awarded $500 scholarships from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto and Truck Club.

Two North Georgia Technical College students, Joel Nelms of Cleveland, and Michael Mannion of Demorest, recently received $500 scholarships each from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto and Truck Club. The club has awarded $500 scholarships to two NGTC automotive students annually for more than 15 years.

The funds, which are proceeds from the club’s car show, are made available to the winners to purchase tools and equipment for their chosen profession.

Nelms recently graduated with honors from the automotive technology program. He competed in SkillsUSA and placed second at the state level. He is currently employed with Billy Cain Ford in Cornelia as a sales consultant.

Mannion, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of six years, is enrolled in the auto collision program.

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