The Eleventh Annual Tools Scholarship Award Dinner was held Thursday, June 10th 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 eight years, the club worked with the automotive technology section of four area schools - Muscle Shoals Career Academy, Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, Wayne County Technology Center, and Franklin County Career and Technical Center. The club was unable to hold the event in 2020 due COVID-19. And this year only students from Muscle Shoals Career Academy were awarded.
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.
Pictured left to right are President Jerry Ham, students Gage Fox, Charlie Wilson, Matthew Palka and Jesei Gifford. from Muscle Shoals Career Academy and Vice-President Larry Creel.