MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) last week honored Grissom High School student Ashely Kimbel with a resolution on the floor of the Alabama Senate. As a project for her 3-D modeling class at Grissom High, taught by Christopher Faust, Ms. Kimbel built a prosthetic foot for Kendall Bane, a wounded Marine who lives in the Huntsville area. During his service in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Bane was shot in the foot and lower leg; the wounds required amputation of his leg.
“Ashley Kimbel’s inventive resourcefulness is inspiring to witness and the Alabama Legislature is privileged to recognize her work that helped Mr. Bane,” Livingston said.
Senator Livingston also sponsored a resolution to honor Ashley’s teacher at Grissom High, Christopher Faust, who himself is a graduate of The Citadel and a former U.S. Army officer.
“Christopher Faust is a brilliant teacher who has dedicated his life to serving others. His mentorship of Ashley and other students at Grissom is a great example of the positive role that teachers play in developing the talents and gifts of their students,” Livingston said.