Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), has selected Elkmont High School senior Ethan Shores as the recipient of the March Go Build Alabama Student of the Month scholarship award.
Set to graduate in May 2017, Shores has been committed to earning well-rounded experience in a number of skilled trades with a special interest in machinery and welding. In addition to his high school course load, Shores works part-time at Turner Medical Inc. where he assists with skilled trade responsibilities.
“Ethan demonstrates work ethic and enthusiasm to learn that is needed in today’s workforce,” said Ben Maples, agriculture instructor at Elkmont High School.
Upon graduation, Ethan plans to attend Calhoun Community College where he will major in machinery and welding.
“I love working with my hands and seeing things built from the ground up to a successfully finished product,” Cooper said.
The Student of the Month scholarship is given to one high school junior or senior every month during the school year by the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute. It is designed to support students who pursue careers in the construction industry, a field that offers a wide variety of rewarding career paths. Upon graduation, Johnson and all other recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue his or her education at an Alabama institution of higher education. Scholarships are made possible through proceeds from the Big Dog Poker Run, an annual motorcycle benefit ride organized by CraneWorks and Garrison Steel.
Teachers, principals, and other school personnel are encouraged to nominate students for the monthly Go Build Alabama award. To be eligible, students must be high school juniors or seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in construction. They must also be enrolled in, or have been enrolled in, technical courses related to the skilled trades, or have plans to continue their education in the construction industry after graduating high school. Visit www.GoBuildAlabama.com to download a nomination form.