Nicholas Camarata and Adam McAlister, both Riverhead High School students studying automotive technology at the H.B. Ward Technical Center in Riverhead, worked as a team to earn first place in the Greater New York Auto Dealers Association’s Long Island Competition, held in Queens.
With the win, the students each received $25,000 in scholarships and an opportunity to participate in the state finals, with a goal to make it to the national competition in April.
To win first place, Camarata and McAlister had to complete timed tasks at stations that required them to fix engine, alignment, battery and electrical issues. They diagnosed each problem in the fastest time.
The Riverhead Central School District extends its congratulations to both students.