The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP-NJ) has awarded Kyle Bossick, 18, of Ocean Bay Auto Body the Russ Robson Scholarship Award.
“He is so teachable and he has such a great personality,” said Ted Rainer, owner of Ocean Bay Auto Body. “He really brings up the entire team morale, which we have all grown to really love. He has the makings of a super, master mechanic. He comes from a family of mechanics and technicians, and his father is a tow truck driver. So, Kyle grew up sitting on his father’s lap watching him work. He’s just a total motor head. He thinks about cars day and night, and if you ask him what he did this past weekend, he will usually say something like, ‘Oh, I helped my friend change his transmission’ or ‘I helped my friend put a snow plow on.’ He’s the type of person that I think down the line will own his own business one day.”
The AASP/NJ Russ Robson Scholarship was created in 2001 to honor the late Russ Robson. Bossick accepted the award at AASP/NJ’s Annual Meeting in October, which was presented by AASP/NJ treasurer Tom Elder, Rainer and Robson’s wife, Luci.
Bossick spent his scholarship on shop tools and I-CAR classes.