Graduate Giving Back to His School
By: Holly Brantley
Cairo, IL - Many people leave high school and never look back, not even for reunions. But not Jimmy Ellis, Cairo High class of 88'.
He's come back, to give back to a school he says gave him so much.
School leaders call his gift the Jimmy Ellis Vocational Excellence Award.
It's an annual scholarship for a senior who, like Ellis, plans to go into the automotive field.
Ellis says it's all about giving back. And, for the school, this scholarship marks the first time someone has.
"This is an area that has not really been focused on," said Ellis. "So what I want to do is give back to my community and hopefully help some child discover this vocation."