The Owensboro Community and Technical College Scholarship Committee proudly awarded the Kentucky Corn Growers Scholarship to 4th semester Automotive Technology student, Henry Lytle.
Lytle has an impressive 4.0 GPA in all of his Auto Tech classes and has a goal to understand how advanced transportation fuels work and what it takes to keep vehicles running as smooth and efficient as possible.
“I plan to learn how the fuels we have today can lead us to even better ones in the future and how to best work with them,” said Lytle. “One alternative fuel that shows promise is ethanol. Ethanol is a renewable fuel source made from corn that’s harvested and transformed through chemical processes into a viable fuel option. Ethanol based fuels burn cleaner than regular gasoline. Ethanol also doesn’t deteriorate as quickly as gasoline; thus, it can be stored for longer without being wasted. It may not be perfect, but the machine of progress keeps moving forward and I believe that ethanol will be a crucial steppingstone to something even better.”
OCTC Automotive Technology Instructor, Fred Wright, said Lytle has an open mind about alternative fuels and worked side-by-side with him during the second AC Cobra build to demonstrate that E-85 is capable of operation in different fuel systems.
OCTC and the OCTC Foundation are very proud to have a great partnership with the KY Corn Growers Association and look forward to awarding many more students this scholarship in years to come. This has been an excellent opportunity that allows our students to keep up with the ever-changing field of automotive technology.