ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. — Alex Ray and Dillon Burns of Dadeville High School took home the Go Build Alabama First Place Scholarship at the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association Lake Martin Event presented by Go Build Alabama on Saturday, Feb. 9.
The duo won with 14.22 pounds of bass. They were awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Go Build Alabama for the win, in addition to other funds and prizes.
“We are proud to partner with the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association as a title sponsor,” said Jason Phelps, president, Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute. “By providing scholarships, we are encouraging these students to further their education and shaping the future of our state.”
Collon Williams and Landon Graham of Good Hope High School finished second with 13.76 pounds. Joe Vernon and Logan Willis of Spain Park High School took third with 13.63 pounds of bass.
In the team category, Briarwood Christian School took home first place with 857 total points.
More than 192 senior boats and 26 junior boats competed in the tournament Saturday. The event was hosted by Dadeville High School, with the weigh-in at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City, Ala.
The next ASABFA event will take place Feb. 23 on Lake Wheeler — the weigh-in will be held at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur. For more information, visit ASABFA.com.
It is the mission of the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association to promote the sport of bass fishing among Alabama’s youth in a supportive, positive, and educational environment in which every student angler may develop angling skills, a healthy sense of competition, ethics, and an appreciation of Alabama’s natural resource in a team environment. The Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association is the state of Alabama’s OFFICIAL governing body of high school bass fishing. Our organization aims to get young anglers in the state of Alabama on the water fishing, participating in conservation and learning to love the outdoors. ASABFA is the world’s largest independent high school fishing organization, putting more boats on the water than any other high school event. To find out more, visit ASABFA.com.
About Go Build Alabama
ACRI launched the Go Build campaign in August of 2010 in effort to prepare for the anticipated shortage as older tradesmen leave the workforce. One third of all skilled tradesmen in the construction industry are over the age of 50. With their retirement on the horizon, training programs are not producing enough young workers to replace those exiting the industry. The Go Build campaign aims to recruit the next generation of skilled construction trade workers. Visit GoBuildAlabama.com for more.