On June 10, 2006, Alex Handy was killed while crossing a busy street on his bicycle. He was 13 years old.
The Handy family established the Alex Handy Memorial and Scholarship
Foundation, also known as “Project Alex,” to keep their son’s memory alive and encourage youth safety and scholastics.
Project Alex reminds the young people in our community to be careful, be cautious, be safe and most of all be a free spirit and enjoy life as Alex did!
Alex was a “free-spirit” who loved basketball and skateboarding. He was a great big brother and a caring friend.
Alex had ADHD (diagnosed at age 6) and while he really didn’t like school much, he was very creative, a good artist, and was very grateful to receive a good report card. He struggled often to pass a test, finish a report and turn in assignments on time. Through diligent studying and spending more time on homework, his grades improved each year.
When we award scholarships to students each year, we judge their submissions more on a creative basis than a scholastic one.
Get to know Alex through the video slideshow that debuted at the second annual golf tournament.