Attendance + Attitude Acosta and Automotives

Omar Acosta is an automotive technology major. Next year, he plans on going to Houston, Texas, and trying to find a job in a shop there, but also might come back to Seward in August. In five years, he sees himself having a steady job in a shop and knowing a lot more about the automotive industry. He thanks his mother and instructors for helping him though school. “They make you feel guilty when you don’t come to class, so it makes you want to come to class every day.” Acosta said. It must have worked, because one of his auto mechanics instructors, Brian Fowler, said Acosta has near perfect attendance. Acosta mentioned a few words of advice to other students working towards graduation. “I think the most important thing is to attend class,” Acosta said. “Also to have a good relationship with your teachers, and they’ll in turn help you. They won’t be able to if you never come to class.” Acosta is glad he came to this school. “I liked the connection here, and the drive the instructor had to push me through,” Acosta said. “The faculty in general was very helpful.” According to Fowler he’s a good student. “He is always here; he’s responsible and a hard worker,” Fowler said. “He’s always in a good mood, too. He has a good personality and that’s always a plus.” His other auto instructor, George McNitt, agreed. “He’s a good student,” McNitt said. “He has good attendance and attitude. He’s very positive and has a good attitude even when things aren’t going good.”

Crusader photo/ Landry Mastellar Acosta works under the hood of a car in the auto mechanics workshop at the Area Technical School. Acosta is an automotive mechanic technology major.
Crusader photo/ Landry Mastellar
Acosta works under the hood of a car in the auto mechanics workshop at the Area Technical School. Acosta is an automotive mechanic technology major.