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Tyler Musall Awarded Cabinet Full of Tools

Tyler Musall, a 2017 graduate from the Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville, was awarded the cabinet of tools at the recent 7th Annual Chuck Bailey Memorial Ride.  Each year, the Chuck Bailey Memorial Ride uses the proceeds from the event to award a high school student, who is passionate about and interested in pursuing a career in automotive mechanics -- with an extensive set of tools needed to get started in the business.

The event was created in honor of Chuck Bailey, who worked at Illig Chevrolet and hired many students right out of high school who wanted to become mechanics.  Mr. Bailey always lectured his young mechanics to begin stocking their toolboxes with the right tools, which they could use at their current job and take with them to their next job.

Mr. Robert Barber Jr. (left), event organizer for the Chuck Bailey Memorial Ride, presents Tyler Musall (right) with a cabinet of tools to pursue his passion and a career in automotive mechanics.

Tim Fisher was Tyler’s automotive technology teacher at the CTE Center.  Mr. Fisher said Musall was very deserving of the award.  He explained, “Those tools are not free for Tyler.  He has earned them through his years in school and (through) his education in the classroom and beyond.”

Tyler Musall is the son of Jennifer and James Musall of Cattaraugus.  He is also a 2017 graduate of Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School.  Tyler plans to further his education by studying automotive technology at the University of Northwestern Ohio.