Burgess awarded ATA Award


FALL RIVER: A Fall River post-secondary student has been awarded the Automotive Trades Association (ATA) annual scholarship.

Matthew Burgess, the son of Gerald Burgess who owns and operates RaceTrac Gas station/NDM Burgess Service Centre on Highway 2, was announced as the recipient of the $2,000 scholarship last month. The award is given to a son or daughter of a member of ATA.

Currently enrolled in his second year of business administration, Burgess is in the accounting concentration at Nova Scotia Community College.

After graduation he will continue on to Saint Mary’s University to complete a bachelor of commerce degree.

He currently is the manager/bookeeper for his dad’s business, and will continue working for the family business throughout the school years with the aim of assuming ownership.

Matt views small business as an important part of Nova Scotia’s economy and culture, and looks forward to growing their business in the future.

— With information provided from Auto Atlantic Magazine

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