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Honeywell’s Friction Materials Team Congratulates ‘The Passion That Drives You’ Scholarship Winners

Eight Students Rev Up for Class After Receiving a $2,500 Scholarship Sponsored by the Bendix Brand.


Troy, MI  — After working with a team of judges to review more than 400 entries for its second annual The Passion That Drives You® scholarship contest, Honeywell’s Friction Materials team is pleased to announce the final eight winners, all of whom will receive a $2,500 scholarship paid directly to their school of choice.  
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Dan Wycklendt, Naperville, Ill., College of DuPage



Nathan Maas, Houston, Texas, School of Automotive Machinists


Robert McGhee, Merced, Calif., Merced College


nathan maasHelena Edison, Columbus, Ohio, Columbus State Community College


Stetson Castillo, Houston, Texas, Universal Technical Institute


Dana Kaplan, San Francisco, Calif., Skyline College

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Adrian Purnell, Lima, Ohio, University of Northwestern Ohio


Andrew Watkins-Blackshear, San Diego, Calif., Miramar Community College

In addition, Dan Wycklendt was named the Grand Prize Winner for securing the most online votes and achieving the highest essay score. He will be receiving an all-expenses paid trip for two to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in July.helena edison

“We are incredibly pleased by the response this program has garnered in its second year,” said Jim Kelley, Director of Sales, North America for Friction Materials LLC.



“Nearly 400 young men and women took the time to write an essay about their life-long passion for cars and why they want to turn that passion into a career.”

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The scholarship promotion – which ran from Oct. 4, 2010 to Nov. 30, 2010 – asked participants to complete an online form, respond to an essay question and upload a photo that showcased their passion for the automotive industry.


This year’s contest also featured an online voting component – and more than 4,000 total votes were secured for participants.

dana kaplanThe essays were judged by a panel of industry peers, including editors from leading automotive media as well as a specially selected national career tech school teacher. All bias content was removed prior to judging.

“Our judges said it was very difficult to rank the winners – there were so many personal, heartfelt stories about why people are pursuing this as a career,” said Kelley. “We would like to thank all of the contest entrants and judges for their time, and we look forward to another successful program in 2011.”

About Bendix
Friction Materials LLC, a business unit of Honeywell International Inc., is headquartered in Glinde, Germany. Serving both original equipment and aftermarket customers, products offered include Bendix® and Jurid® friction materials and hard parts. Andrew Watkins-Blackshear,


As a leader in braking technology since 1924, the Bendix brand continues to be recognized around the world for quality, performance and value. The brand has a proven track record of supplying premium products to its aftermarket customers. For more information, log on to


About Honeywell
Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.

Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit <> .

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