James R. (Jamie) Myer
 Awarded AACA Scholarship

At the 2005 AACA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, James R. Myer was announced as the recipient of the 2004 AACA Scholarship. This $750 scholarship was funded through the generosity of the AACA Hornets Nest Region, Charlotte, NC.  James, a member of the Dixie Region, was unable to attend the Annual Meeting and the scholarship was presented to him during the local Dixie Region Meeting on February 22.

Jamie, as he his known to his classmates and friends, will graduate in May 2005 from Homewood High School in Birmingham, Alabama.  He has maintained a 3.9 GPA and been active in many extracurricular activities, including the High School Show Choir where he is a soloist, the National Honor Society, and various service projects.  Additionally, during his junior and senior years, he has worked 15-20 hours a week in the elementary school after-school program, leading children in various athletic activities. He has been accepted at Auburn University and Birmingham-Southern College on a scholarship program. He is interested in pursuing a pre-med program at one of these institutions.

His interest in AACA began through the efforts of his grandparents, John and Nancy Myer of nearby Pell City; AL. Jamie first joined AACA as a junior member and frequently participated in AACA Dixie Region tours with his grandparents. In 2001 he attended the Founders Tour in Rochester, NY with his grandparents and had a great time. In succeeding years he participated on the Wisconsin Founders Tour and the Valley Forge Founders Tour. He has made many friends on these tours as well as learning much more about antique cars. 

Also, during these years he worked with his dad in restoring a family-owned 1964½ Ford Mustang convertible.  He became a Life Member of AACA in 2001 and enjoys reading Antique Automobile each month. Although he currently drives a 1993 Blazer, someday after college, he is hoping that he can find an old Corvette that he might restore and enjoy!

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