Meet Margaret Aldridge, a 2021 PFL Scholarship Recipient
I am honored to have been chosen by the Lutzie 43 Foundation as an awardee of the 2021 Prepared for Life Scholarship. I am excited to embody what this scholarship means, with my prayer being that others will learn through me to Live Like Lutz and to learn what it means to serve others by driving without distractions.
Being from Auburn, the name Philip Lutzenkirchen seems to have always been relevant in my life. Having four brothers and a father who loves football, I had heard all about Philip’s football career at Auburn. However, it wasn’t until I went through the 43 Lessons to Legacy curriculum that I truly understood who Philip Lutzenkirchen was. Not only did the curriculum help me learn from the causes from his tragic accident, but more importantly the curriculum shined a light on the way Philip lived his life – teaching me to be a more kind, loyal, committed, hardworking and passionate person.
Philip simply lived his life for others, always putting them first, which is rare in a culture of “me-first” mentality. This selfish approach affects all aspects of life, especially in our driving. The curriculum taught me that driving without distractions is a commitment that keeps myself and everyone around me safe of the roads.
I am forever held accountable by Philip Lutzenkirchen’s legacy to not live for myself, but rather for others in every area of my life, especially on the road. While I never knew him personally, I am honored that the Lutzenkirchen family has entrusted me to carry on Philip’s legacy through this scholarship. War Eagle!