Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), has selected Central High School senior, Holly Baumgart, as the student recipient of the April 2017 Go Build Alabama Student of the Month scholarship award.
Set to graduate in May 2017, Baumgart is a member of number of prestigious academic organizations including Beta Club, National Technical Honor Society and SkillsUSA.
“I love working hands–on jobs,” said she said, “I also enjoy the idea that I can work just as hard as most guys.”
Upon graduation, Baumgart will attend the Chattahoochee Valley Community College with a specialization in the heating, ventilation and cooling industry. She also hopes to transfer to the University of Alabama to major in electrical engineering.
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.