Monday, December 4, 2023

Local Student Recognized as Teen Court Scholar

Colton Williams turned a minor mistake into a major opportunity.

In August 2016, the Southlake resident and student received a traffic citation for speeding. After completing the Teen Court program for the citation, Williams began volunteering every week with Teen Court. He served as a jury member, a bailiff and a teen attorney, and also served with teen attorney mentor program.

During his volunteer service, Williams applies for the Teen Court Scholarship, and won $3,000 for his college education.

At the award ceremony last month, the Teen Court Advisory Board awarded Williams the $3,000 check, which he will use toward his studies at the University of Alabama in the fall. Williams, an Eagle Scout and active member of SASO (Student Athletes Serving Others) has also won a U.S. Congressional Silver Medal for his 250 hours of community service, and has recently delved into entrepreneurship.

Williams owns and operates Dragon Fence Staining, and is passionate about robotics, scuba diving, playing the piano, and the soccer and basketball teams at Carroll Senior High. He plans to continue his community service efforts at his new home in Tuscaloosa.