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Sumner High School student Alex White has been selected for the 2018 Diesel Technology Scholarship offered by the Gordon Truck Centers Dealer Family.

Alex has worked hard to achieve his goals by remaining on honor roll each year of high school and maintaining a part time job at The Fab Shop as a parts technician. The GTC Diesel Technology Scholarship will assist in the next chapter of his education at Lake Washington Institute of Technology as he pursues the Diesel and Heavy Equipment program.

The GTC Dealer Family currently employs graduates from the same program who are available to connect with Alex regarding their experiences should he have any questions along his journey. When Alex was asked about his passion and why he is choosing to pursue a career in diesel technology his response was –

My passion for Diesel Technology comes from my Grandpa being a diesel mechanic and spending time with him learning the trade, as well as my dad driving a truck hauling heavy equipment and taking me along with him any chance we got. Together my dad and I have built a car for him and now we are working on a truck for me. This truck is my dream truck. Not only have my dad and I built it from the ground up together swapping parts and rebuilding the motor but we have spent countless hours in the garage together and I learn something new every day. I am pursuing this career as a Field Diesel Technician because the opportunities in the field are endless. I enjoy being hands on, challenging myself, learning and solving the mechanical issues I will be presented with every day. It is a career where I can continue my education to keep up with the growth of the industry. In five years, I plan to be graduated with my Associates Degree and to have finished up my Bachelor Degree while holding a career in my related field. I enjoy this work, I am passionate about the technology involved in this field, and I have had my plan and have working towards it since I started high school.

The GTC Dealer Family is proud of Alex and eager to see him achieve his goals within the Diesel Technology field. Awarded to Alex is a two-year, renewable diesel technology scholarship of up to $15,000 for graduating high school seniors in the Sumner, WA school district. The scholarship is intended to support the next generation of students choosing a career in diesel technology and is the second scholarship awarded by GTC since 2017 through a partnership with the Sumner Rotary Club.

About Gordon Truck Centers

Built upon a 30 year history of helping customers satisfy their transportation needs, Gordon Truck Centers, Inc. is an expanded network of dealerships doing business as Freightliner Northwest, Western Star Northwest, and Freightliner of Hawaii. The Dealership Family has 12 locations located off nearly every major highway throughout Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. As a full-service Freightliner, Western Star, Fuso, Wilson Trailer, Reitnouer Aluminum Trailer dealership family, GTC can sell, finance, insure and service commercial trucks for medium and heavy duty applications.