Jun 5, 2024 | News

Asa Carlton Selects Four Inaugural “Build Your Future” Scholarship Recipients

[Braselton, GA, 6/3/2024] – In a move highlighting its commitment to the next wave of construction leaders in Georgia, Asa Carlton, Inc., has selected four high school seniors intending to pursue an education in construction, engineering, or a vocational-related degree or certificate as the first recipients of its new “Build Your Future” scholarship program.

“We are so excited to debut this new scholarship program in our local community,” says Asa Carlton president Nathan Artman. “Contributions of this nature are an integral part of the legacy we continue to build across our industry and here at home.”

Each scholarship, in a one-time amount of $1,000, is to be used toward educational expenses related to the recipient’s degree or certificate program.

2024 Recipients: 

Hunter Sorrells, Apalachee High School, Barrow County: In addition to being dually enrolled and serving as President of his school’s chapter of the Technical Student Association, Hunter is also an active member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), National Technical Honors Society (NTHS), and as a student ambassador. He plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering and wants to design systems and machines for a large corporation.

Sydney Wheeler, North Gwinnett High School, Gwinnett County: Sydney has served as a leader with her school’s chapters of Relay for Life and UNICEF, is a track and field athlete, and has participated in North Gwinnett’s CHARGEnorth STEM program. For the past two years she has held a civil engineering internship with Reeves Young. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with the goal of working in the aerospace industry.

Garrett Murphy, Flowery Branch High School, Hall County: In addition to starting and leading his school’s Electrathon Program team, Garrett is an active member of his school’s TSA (Technology Student Association) chapter and a dual enrollment student at Georgia Institute of Technology for math. He plays goalkeeper for Flowery Branch’s varsity soccer team and has earned a black belt in martial arts. Garrett plans to study civil or mechanical engineering and pursue a career with an engineering firm.

Calvin Ashworth, East Jackson Comprehensive High School, Jackson County: Calvin is a dual enrollment student currently studying welding at Lanier Technical College, where he plans to continue his education in welding and diesel mechanics. Throughout middle school and high school, Calvin has been a member of 4H, Future Farmers of America (FFH) and his local Beta Club chapter. In the future, he hopes to have his own mobile welding and diesel mechanics business and to work with his family’s construction/project management company.

According to Bradley Martin, VP of Operations for Asa Carlton, the scholarship program is one way that Asa Carlton can support and encourage the up-and-coming construction generation.

“Providing growth opportunities to the younger generation of our construction workforce is not only a smart investment for the success of our company, but also instrumental to the success of the construction industry on a much larger scale,” says Martin.

To be eligible for the annual” Build Your Future scholarship” program, students must plan to enroll (full- or part-time) in undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the upcoming academic year. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors from high schools in Gwinnett, Jackson, Barrow, and Hall counties with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).