The Twelfth Annual Tools Scholarship Award Dinner was held Thursday, May 12th at Ralph Stump;e's Man Cave in Florence. Since 2011 Shoals Mustangs has awarded scholarships to support graduating high school students in the Shoals area that have shown outstanding performance during their vocational training and are interested in pursuing careers in the automotive and/or mechanical fields.
In the last twelve years, the club worked with the automotive technology section of various area schools. This year's schools were Muscle Shoals Technical Institute, Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, Franklin County Career Technical Center (Russellville and Belgreen). The club was unable to hold the event in 2020 due COVID-19.
Students are given tool kits to help get them on their way. Presentation of these scholarships takes place at our monthly meeting in May. Extreme Auto Design in Muscle Shoals helps sponsor this project.
This year's recipients were: from Allen Thornton - Daniel Benefield; from Muscle Shoals - Evan McCann, Aiden Mason, Macaven Dewberry; from Russellville - Marty Fisher, James Hooper; from Belgreen - Andrews Houston, Colton Fisher.