Friday, 01 May 2020 17:43

2020 Scholarship Recipients Announced by WIN


Jamie Frey, Windsor, CO

Frey attends Aims Community College in Windsor. She has been around cars her entire life, growing up with her father, who was a machinist. She was introduced to drag racing at a very young age and began drag racing herself at the age of 8.


Frey is an extremely motivated person. Despite working, going to school full-time and being a single mother of three children, she still finds time for community service. Frey holds an officer position in the automotive club at her school. The club builds and maintains a 1999 Chevy Camaro. The club also helps at a local food pantry, supports local car shows and raises money for childhood cancer.


Frey has competed in SkillsUSA both on the regional level and national level. Her long term goal is to own her own shop. 

Errin Gill, Mount Dora, FL

Gill attends Lake Technical College in Eustis, FL. She loves to take a vehicle that is damaged or faded and turn it into something beautiful again. Her interest began when, as a young child, she worked on her father’s car with him. After graduating, she plans to continue her education by earning a four-year business degree, which she will use to she will start her career.


While young in her career, she wants to be a painter, but as her skills progress, she hopes to open her own restoration shop. Once she is established, she hopes to offer opportunities for students to intern at her shop, to give back to the industry. In her spare time, she volunteers to represent her school at community events.  


Katheryn Hasty, Topeka, KS

Hasty attends Washburn Tech in Topeka. Her interest in the collision repair industry began when her mother received a repaired minivan from a collision repair school through the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program. She learned how the students had taken the wrecked vehicle and turned it back into its original form.


In attending Washburn, Hasty learned there is much more to the repair process than simply painting and removing dents. She was soon educated in the detailing, estimating and repair processes. Her two favorite areas are painting and welding.


Since she is attending the same school that fixed her mother’s minivan, Hasty also gets to work on cars with the Recycled Rides program. She participates in the Skills local chapter and helps with Toys For Tots.


Hasty's long term goal is to work in the collision repair industry painting cars. 


Brooke Kline, Winona, MN

Kline attends South Central College in North Mankato, MN. Her interest in cars began at a very early age, when she and her father would spend countless hours watching Chip Foose’s show, Overhaulin'. Once she began her auto collision classes at South Central, she immediately knew this is where she belonged, and every day since it has been a dream come true. 


Kline is currently the president of the SkillsUSA Club at South Central College. In 2018, she was awarded first place at the state competition for automotive refinishing technology. She continued to the national competition in Louisville, KY, and placed fourth. She was registered to compete again this year.


Kline's long term goal is to own and operate her own collision and restoration shop. She hopes to become a role model for other women entering this career.