Christopher BurtonFlorence High SchoolLauderdale County Christopher began mowing lawns in the summer to help his single mother with expenses. Eventually, he saved enough funds to purchase a pressure washer and expand his business. While his mother worked, Christopher cared for his much younger brother, purchasing him enrichment videos and reading him books to provide the early education foundation that Christopher’s grandmother had given to him. Christopher has over 1,000 service hours as a volunteer for charities and school organizations while continuing a rigorous course of study in all available AP courses. Christopher plans to pursue a biomedical career while studying in the Honors Program at UAB.