Crystal Lake grad raising funds to attend elite auto repair program
Sep 2, 2015 5:15 AM -
Since losing his parents, P.J. Whipson has worked hard to put himself through school and earn a chance to study at an elite automotive technician training program. Friends of the 2014 Prairie Ridge High School graduate, who has been accepted into the highly competitive Mercedes-Benz Elite Advanced Program, are raising funds online and at a fundraiser in Island Lake later this month so he can complete the program in Jacksonville, Florida. "My motivator is pretty much just my past life," Whipson, now 20, of Crystal Lake. "It was pretty rough."