Meet Hudson Whitt, a 2022 PFL Scholarship Winner
I am honored to be a recipient of the 2022 Prepared for Life (PFL) Scholarship. The opportunity to represent Philip’s legacy through the prevention of distracted, impaired and unsafe driving is not one that I take lightly. I hope to embody the 43 Key Seconds safe driving pledge and make a true difference in stopping individuals from getting behind the wheel when under the influence or unprepared for the road ahead. Because of this scholarship, I feel a new sense of responsibility for my peers safety, and spreading the message of the Lutzie 43 Foundation.
Mr. Lutzenkirchen came to The Montgomery Academy and delivered the most powerful and moving speech I have ever heard in my life. Our usually loud, energetic high school was silenced and touched by the words of a father saddened by the loss of his son. Everyone in that gym thought of their own parents and the pain that would overcome their families if they were to make poor decisions behind the wheel. Mr. Lutzenkirchen’s speech reminded me to truly think through my decisions and challenged me to make a deeper impact in my community.
Being an Auburn Football fan, Philip was one of my childhood heroes. Philip’s charisma and smile lit up a room. He exemplified Jesus Christ in all that he did and I challenge myself to live more like Philip everyday. Philip’s passing is something that has truly stuck with me over the last eight years. The gut wrenching feeling that I felt when hearing the news and the look in my parents eyes gave me the motivation to promote safe driving within my community. As I embark on my freshman year at Auburn University, my goal is to spread the message of 43 Key Seconds and to raise awareness about distracted, impaired and unsafe driving; an issue that is rampant within universities across the country.