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James Watson Selected for OTC Street Rods Scholarship

James Watson, Jr. (center) was recently selected as a recipient of the 2011 Okefenokee Technical College (OTC) South Georgia Street Rods Scholarship. He is one of two OTC students named for the award, which is made possible by members of South Georgia Street Rods, Inc.

Street Rods Scholar

According to Cindy Tanner (right), executive director of the OTC Foundation, 
Watson, an automotive technology student, is pursuing an ASE master certification as he works toward an automotive credential.

Watson resides in Ware County and has a passion for repair and customization of automobiles, stated Tanner. “We all have talents,” states Watson on his application. “I have always been able to work with my hands, either building or repairing.”

“Customizing is one of my passions,” continues Watson, “I like to think of it as my contribution to the world of performing arts.”

“I also truly enjoy seeing the smile on someone’s face after a concern with his or her vehicle has been correctly repaired to operating status.”

“From the first day that I saw the work area, I knew that being a student at OTC was going to be a life changing experience. I have not been disappointed.”

OTC automotive technology instructor Larry Carr (left) recommended Watson for the scholarship and was on hand to congratulate him. 

OTC President Dr. Gail Thaxton, Foundation trustees, staff and scholarship recipients wish to thank South Georgia Street Rods for supporting technical education and workforce development with an annual contribution.


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