Dobie senior Raymond Bashinski, a student at L.P. Card, has been awarded the General Motors John Smith Memorial Scholarship. Bashinski is one of only five students in the U.S. to receive this award.
The John Smith Scholarship is awarded each year to the most deserving Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) students in the U.S. Smith, a former CEO of General Motors, was instrumental in establishing the program as an initiative to meet the demand for skilled technicians in today's industry.
The program allows students from quality secondary automotive programs to participate in a site-based internship at a dealership and work alongside mentor technicians.
For the last 18 months, Bashinski has worked at Monument Chevrolet. He plans to continue his education and training in San Jacinto College's automotive service program.
Upon completion, Bashinski will graduate with an associate degree in applied science and a full-time position at his sponsoring dealer, Monument Chevrolet.