An Altamont High School student is the recent recipient of the May Top Shop Award.
John Higgs was awarded the Top Shop award for his achievements in trade studies. Higgs excels in all trades of construction. He is planning on pursuing a career in carpentry following his service with the United States Marine Corps. The Top Shop award is presented to students that show exceptional performance and merit in the industrial arts. Recipients of the Top Shop award will be entered monthly into a drawing for a $500 scholarship for a higher education in trades and materials. The winner of the scholarship will be drawn at the 2018 Effingham Home Builders Show by DMI and the Martin Family Foundation.
Duane Martin Services, the sponsors of the Top Shop Award, extend their congratulations to John Higgs for his academic achievements, as well as the staff at Altamont High School for their excellence in direction and encouragement of their students in all classes.
(Pictured left to right: Duane Martin, John Higgs, and Jay Koester, Industrial Arts instructor)