2019 Self-Advocate of the Year:
Trey Howell was born in Nashville and started attending The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt when he was 6 weeks old. At that time he was the youngest student they’d ever had. When Trey was 4 his family moved from Middle TN and were gone for 25 years moving all over the country with his dad’s job. While he was gone he graduated from High School in 2005 in Savannah, GA and was active in Special Olympics flag football, basketball, softball, bowling and swimming. In 2011 he and his family moved to Newark, DE. He attended University of Delaware and graduated in 2014 with a Career and Life Studies Certificate. He’s worked at many places including Kroger, Walmart, Tulsa Sunshine Center, University of Delaware Kent Dining Hall, University of Delaware Theater, California Tortilla, and National 5 & 10. He has been employed at Kroger Marketplace in Gallatin since his return to Middle TN in 2014. He takes his job very seriously and loves working. His favorite part is visiting with the children when they come through the checkout with their parents.
Trey is currently active in bowling, basketball, Project 22, the Special Needs Sports Foundation, and Best Buddies. He loves going to church and he helps out with the children’s church. In his spare time he loves to dance, sing, date and watch WWE. Trey has a Youtube channel and a facebook video that has been viewed over 6.7 million times and has over 80 thousand shares.