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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 15:46

WIN Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients



Savannah Moran


Savannah attends Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, WA. While she didn’t become involved in the collision repair industry until a few years ago, she is proud to be a woman auto body technician. Her goal is to own an auto body shop with her boyfriend who is also in the industry. Savannah is involved with several charities, including Homes for Troops and Odd Fellows Care Facility.


Cheyenne Purchase


Cheyenne attends the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE., and plans to earn her associate’s degree in Auto Collision and Estimating. Cheyenne placed 1st at the Nebraska State SkillsUSA championship for Collision Repair Technology in 2018. She has always had an interest in cars, and being mechanically inclined, she feels this is the perfect career for her. Cheyenne also enjoys circle track racing on the weekends.


Hannah Quinteros


Hannah attends Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka, KS. When Hannah was young, she was always working on her go-cart. She would sand, paint, and pinstripe anything she could. Her father later gave her the opportunity to work on an old work truck, thus turning her hobby into a future career path. She is looking forward to graduating and moving back to Lawrence or Kansas City and beginning her career. Hannah was involved in the student advisory board and Recycled Rides program.


Lilian Reed


Lilian attends the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, ID. She’s known for a long time that the auto collision industry is her home. During her junior and senior years in high school, she participated in SkillsUSA locally, and last year she participated in the SkillsUSA Idaho State competition where she took gold. She also competed in Louisville, KY, where she took 11th place. This year, she plans on competing at the post-secondary level. Lilian’s long-term goal is to be an instructor at a high school/tech school and teach body and paint. Lilian has been very involved with FAA and 4-H over the years, and she has been secretary for the FFA Chapter, youth leader for 4-H club. Her plan after graduation is to work for Creative Auto in Idaho Falls.


Jennifer Watson


Jennifer attends Texas State Technical College in Waco, TX. In 1999, Jennifer entered the Army and served seven years as a helicopter mechanic. After the Army, she went to work for DynCorp working on Apaches and Black Hawks, where she was promoted to crew chief. After working at DynCorp for 11 years, she was diagnosed with MS. No longer able to climb up into engines to perform her job, Jennifer searched for a career that allowed her to use her talents, which led her to the auto collision industry. Her long-term goal is to become an auto collision instructor at Texas State Technical College. Jennifer is very involved with the Veterans Outreach Ministry at Temple VA Hospital, and she is also involved with Habitat for Humanity.

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