From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has announced its Hewitt-Trussville High School scholarship recipient for 2021.
Alex Jones, a senior at HTHS, was presented with a $5,000 scholarship from the club. Jones is the President of the Peer Partner Program at HT, a program serving students with intellectual disabilities, a member of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy, training students worldwide to become leaders he is in the National Honor Society, and he is an outdoor and indoor HT Track and Field team member.
Jones was also selected as one of 30 members of the HT Leadership Team, whose mission is to make an impact through servant leadership. He has been accepted into the Shackouls Honor College at Mississippi State University (MSU) and will also serve as an AFROTC Cadet at MSU.
Jones plans to attend Mississippi State University this fall to major in engineering and, following completion of that program, he plans to enroll in the pilot program.
The Rotary International motto is ‘Service above Self,’ and this club lives out this motto by serving the community in many ways. Proceeds from fundraising events, including the coordination of a golf tournament for more than 25 years, go toward the club’s many projects. Those projects include leadership opportunities for local high school students, Dr. Seuss books for local elementary students, ribbons at City Hall in recognition of Veterans’ Day, lunch for campers and staff at Smile-a-Mile, trees planted at Civitan Park, and more. The Club has recently funded the new clock tower in downtown Trussville, benches at the walking track at Cahaba Elementary, and playground equipment at the Mall in historic Trussville.
The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club meets at First Baptist Church Trussville on Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. For more information on the Club, or to help with one of our projects, please ‘like’ us on Facebook (Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club) or email Diane Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org.