As the new school year kicks off, Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), is proud to announce David Garcia as the newest recipient of the Go Build Student of the Month scholarship award.
A current 11th grader at Pinson Valley High School, Garcia has a current focus in industrial maintenance and HVAC with the hopes of expanding his education to other trades.
“David is one of my hardest-working students both academically and physically,” said Lensey King, industrial maintenance instructor at Pinson Valley High School. “He is technically inclined, a great team player, and he’s never afraid to tackle any task given to him.”
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, recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue their 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.