GOLDEN HAMMER - Gordon Cooper Technology Center carpentry student Noah Reece accepts the Golden Hammer Award at White's ACE Building Center Monday. The annual award was presented by White's CEO Linda White. Pictured with her, from left, are GCTC Carpentry instructor Jodie Eiland, White's store manager Ted Prewett; award recipient Noah Reece, and White's general manager Dale Montgomery. The late Buford White, founder of the building center, started the tradition of presenting a wheelbarrow full of $500 worth of ACE tools to the top GCTC carpentry student 34 years ago. White was a lifelong advocate of vocational education and worked to inspire young people to prepare for good careers in the building trades.