Andys Saravia-Ramirez isn’t afraid of rolling up his sleeves, working long hours and getting his hands a little dirty. The Huntington High School Class of 2021 member likes to know “how things work” and he’s simply spectacular at disassembling a piece of majority, regardless of how high tech it might be, repairing it and putting it back together again.
The new Huntington alum is unquestionably mechanically and technologically gifted. He’s so talented that he’s been accepted to study in Suffolk Community College’s highly competitive and well-regarded automotive technology program. Those who complete it earn an AAS degree.
AloeTech's total care car center is located on New York Avenue.
Mr. Saravia-Ramirez is this year’s recipient of the AloeTech Inc. Automotive Scholarship Award. The scholarship includes a $300 cash stipend and a package of tools valued at about $1,000.
Located at 514 New York Avenue in Huntington Village, AloeTech is owned by Huntington UFSD parents Franco and Lauralynn Aloe, who are sending their boys through the district. Their auto shop provides a complete set of services to customers.
Mr. Saravia-Ramirez was formally presented with the award during Huntington High School’s senior scholarships night ceremony. Naturally, he was very excited to be recognized for the knowledge he has gained over the years and the skills he has developed.
Suffolk Community College’s automotive technology program is located at the Ammerman campus in Selden. “It is a NATEF certified program that is designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and is intended for those who seek professional careers as employees of automotive service facilities,” according to an online overview. “Suffolk offers four separate automotive programs. All programs have academic classes, as well as automotive classes, in order to fulfill requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree. The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, and the General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs.
As Mr. Saravia-Ramirez looked over the large array of tools that came with the scholarship a smile came over his face. Teachers rushed over to him and asked if he would take a look at their respective car and fix it.