Sunday, May 24, 2015

In Automotive Memory

Photos courtesy of Christopher Moritzen
Detail of the memorial bench dedicated earlier this month at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center in honor of automotive teacher Steve Bruno. 

A car show earlier this month at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center was the occasion to dedicate a very special bench fashioned in honor Steve Bruno, an automotive teacher who died last year.
Bruno's widow Margie, woman in red shirt, at the dedication.

Last year, the Joint Operating Committee that oversees the school that educates students from Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford and Upper Perkiomen approved funds for the memorial.

It was created using a 1956 Ford Station wagon, that Mr. Bruno had brought in to fabricate into another project before he passed away.

After his passing the staff and students thought it was fitting that an automotive teacher have a memorial that is based around the automotive world.

"Over the last 12 months teachers and students in Collision, Environmental Design, Carpentry, Metal Technologies, and Auto Tech have been working to create this wonderful memorial, "Mortizen wrote in an e-mail to The Digital Notebook.

"It is located just outside the employee entrance/ administrative offices. it was chosen because it sees the most foot traffic for staff and visitors."

All of the pin striping was done by hand

Over 600 dollars was raised for the Steve Bruno memorial fund which is a scholarship fund to provide students with tools of the trade or scholarship money for a post secondary institution.

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