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SCADA, Lugoff Toyota grant automotive scholarships
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Phillip Byrd, a 2015 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in Kershaw (third from left), accepts a $2,000 SCADA Excellence in Automotive Scholarship from Mark Mason Sr., owner of Lugoff Toyota and a SCADA board member in the dealerships showroom. Celebrating with them are (from left) SCADA Executive Vice President E. Sims Floyd Jr.; Lugoff Automotive Group General Manager Mark Mason Sr.; Mason Sr.s wife, Rhonda; and Lugoff Automotive Group general sales managers Ray Bristow and Samer Abraham. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
The S.C. Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA), its board of directors and Lugoff Toyota recently granted a $2,000 Scholarship for Automotive Excellence to 2015 Andrew Jackson High School graduate Phillip Russell Byrd Jr., of Kershaw. Byrd is beginning his first term this month at the Universal Technical Institute/NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C., as a full-time student in its automotive technology program. Byrd achieved high honors during his high school automotive technology courses and was described as “hard working, determined, honest and thoughtful” by his instructors, according to a SCADA press release.