Bleu Davis StoneFort Payne High School DeKalb CountyWhen Bleu’s mother was expecting him, she told her OB doctor the list of names under consideration for the baby. Upon delivery, the doctor handed her new son announcing proudly, “Here is Bleu”.Bleu grew up in a single parent home and faced many financial hardships while helping his mother who is disabled from work related injuries and scoliosis. A retired state trooper wrote a letter of recommendation for Bleu and commented that he observed Bleu without complaint; go without many “I wants” that other children his age enjoyed. This childhood experience strengthened Bleu and gave him the drive to excel in his grades and realize he needs a college education to provide a higher standard of living for himself and his future family.Bleu has maintained that quest and his mother has strongly supported and encouraged him to earn scholarships to achieve his education.At school, Bleu participates in FBLA, Real World Design Challenge, Skills USA, B.E.S.T. Robotics and Science Club, French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society while maintaining a 3.99 GPA.Outside of school, Bleu has earned the rank of Eagle Scout leading groups on a 2 week wilderness hike taking responsibility for full planning and coordination of the event as well as leading numerous service projects. He received the VFF Scout of the Year Award. He has also earned a black belt in Taekwondo. Bleu was introduced to the field of mechanical engineering through a technical drawing course in high school. This class led him to take additional classes such as drafting using computer software and other applications which he says have “validated” his interest in this area of study. Bleu has chosen to continue his studies on mechanical engineering at Auburn University.