2021 Scholarship Winner
Dillon Blake Johnson
Member MHS Since: 2018
Describe why you enjoy math:
I enjoy the challenge and stimulation that math presents. There is no feeling like the one I get when I solve a problem correctly. Math reveals and proves the order of the universe in a way that piques my curiosity.
Describe how you anticipate using math in your future:
I expect that math will continue to play an important role in my life in the future. I plan to study mechanical engineering in college and later enter an engineering field; math is an integral part of any engineering discipline. No matter our station in life or our chosen position or activity, we will never escape our need for math skills.
I have been involved in my community through the following service projects:
Youth Leadership Atmore; Alabama Lieutenant Governor’s senate paging program; Camp Victory, Alabama; Flomaton Pentecostal Holiness Church multimedia technician and youth delegate for Administrative Council; Twirl Girlz Studio multimedia technician for spring recital performances.
My favorite project was serving at Camp Victory, Alabama for the following reason:
I have dedicated my summer breaks and some weekends to serving at Camp Victory Alabama, a summer camp program that seeks to help equip young people to grow spiritually and to be effective members of their local communities. To date, I have devoted 848 volunteer service hours to this organization in order to be trained in and to carry out camp operations. The most important concepts I have learned there are how to mentor younger children and about the intricacies of running a summer camp. It has been immensely rewarding to see the lives of so many children changed.
I have set the following goals for myself for the next:
1 year: One year from now, I plan to be enrolled in a mechanical engineering program at a R1 research university. I also plan to be involved in on-campus extracurricular activities for aspiring engineers.
5 years: Looking forward five years, I hope to be enrolled in a graduate program to continue my education and/or working in a position dealing with the design, development, or manufacture of automobiles.
My parents have inspired me to consider a life in service to others. They have taught me that the happiest people are those who give their time and resources to help their fellow man.
My favorite subject in school is, or has been Aviation Science and Physics.
My favorite extra-curricular activity is been karate (World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization.)
The most challenging thing I have ever experienced is the hard work, discipline, physical training, and dedication required in order to earn my black belt in karate.
My greatest accomplishment to date has been keeping a perfect grade point average in high school and increasing my ACT score by 3 points within one school year.