The Shoals Mustangs Club hosted the 2019 Tool Scholarship Dinner, Thursday, May 9th, at Ralph Stumpe's Coral. Members and guests enjoyed barbecue and fixings prior to awarding tool scholarships to eight students selected by their instructors.
Students selected include: from Franklin County Career and Technical Center - Luke Henson and Chad Gentry; from Muscle Shoals Career Academy - Justin Lee and Tyler Davis; from Allen Thornton Career Technical Center - Colton Franks and Dylan Staggs; from Wayne County Technology Center - Marcus Natachke and Dakota Odle
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 three area schools - Muscle Shoals Career Academy, Allen Thornton Career Technical Center and Wayne County Technology Center - in the selection process. This year the club added Franklin County Career and Technical Center.
In addition, 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.