Meet Jayson White, November's Student of the Month
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Meet Jayson White, November’s Student of the Month

Jayson White works part time at a repair shop while juggling school full time. This video is sponsored by Continental.

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Jayson White is an 11th grade student at Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Florida. Jayson is credited for being a passionate student. While juggling school full time, Jayson also works part time at a busy local repair shop.

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What inspired you to take automotive classes?

I saw the Quaker State Challenge when I was in sixth grade, the school redid a Chevy Impala. I really wanted to go through the program because of what I saw the school do.

Can you share what your experience was like at the UTI Top Tech challenge over the years? 

Well, it was very scary my first year because I was a freshman going against seniors, but it got a little better my sophomore year: I was less nervous. Now, I’m ready to get back in there and hopefully get first place this year. It’s a two-man team. I do it with another student and we go around to different stations where we complete worksheets, work with cars and work on other things like electrical boards.

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What has it been like getting a taste of the workforce?

I work at Foreign Car Clinic in Melbourne, and it’s fun. I really like working on cars, and it has helped me learn more, because I can do more outside of school.

How do you manage the workload of both school and work?

Well, I enjoy both, so it’s really easy for me to get through everything because I enjoy doing both things.

Do you have a favorite project that you’ve worked on at school or at home that you’d like to share with me?

I have a 1994 S-10 with a small-block Chevy in it, and it’s fun to work on. I’m building it for drag racing.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan on going to work for NASCAR and doing UTI’s NASCAR School.

Jayson’s instructor, Randy Pitts says, When Jayson came into my program as a freshman, I could tell that he was different. I’ve been watching him and preparing him all along for my competitions, because I’m big into competitions.  I could tell that he had a spark about him that I didn’t see in the other students.

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