From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club is pleased to announce its Don Haisten Student of the Month (SOM) for March. The program is sponsored by Full Moon Bar-B-Q.
Senior Gage Richardson is from Clay-Chalkville High School (CCHS). Gage played and lettered for four years in varsity football and wrestling. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is part of the dual enrollment program with Jefferson State Community College. He will graduate from CCHS with honors in May. In his spare time, Gage enjoys playing video games, talking and visiting with friends and family, and helping his coaches whenever he can.
Gage’s selection for Teacher of the Month (TOM) was an obvious one to him. His dad, Gene Richardson, is his football and wrestling coach.
“He was and is my role model, mentor, coach, best friend, study partner, and Dad,” Gage said. “He has always told me to always tell the truth and to take pride in the little things and the details. He told me to have a passion for what I do.”
The Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders and whose motto is ‘Service above Self.’ 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 30 years, go toward the club’s many projects, including 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 recently funded the new clock 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 7 a.m. on the first through fourth Wednesday mornings of each month at First Baptist Church Trussville (128 N. Chalkville Road). For more information on the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club, or to help with one of our projects, please email Diane Poole at email@example.com.