Academy of Automotive Technology
Hello my name is Cross Villafana and I have been nominated by Mr. Engelbrecht for student of the month for February.
Mr. Engelbrecht teaches advanced automotive technology which is the Academy of Technology. I'm in his 1st and 2nd period and he teaches it with passion. He is always there when you're having trouble on any certain vehicle in relation to automotive.
My dreams for the future are to be working for a national or even worldwide company related to my field of degree of diesel technology or automotive technology. Also I would like to do the collision repair program.
For me to consider my life to be prosperous, thirty years from now and looking back, I would have to have had finished high school, college in the diesel technician program, and the Automotive program at Texas State Technical College for me to consider my life successful.
The people in my life that I need to accomplish these goals are my family and supporting friends. Also I will need to be ambitious and have support from family members. One advantage that I have is that I grew up with a father that worked on diesel tractor trailers/ semi-trucks and also working on family members’ cars and trucks. These experiences have helped me learn how to work on cars/trucks and also know the different parts of the vehicles.
This academy fits into my plans because it gives me the experience I need for the real world and how it's going to be in an actual shop. I’m really glad that UHS offers the Automotive program and so many other Academies. UHS will have helped make me the successful man I plan to be someday.