Curry High student named a 'Rising Star'

By NICOLE SMITH
Posted 2/18/20

CURRY — Laycee Cordell of Curry High School is among a select group of students in Alabama deemed rising stars.

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Curry High student named a 'Rising Star'

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CURRY — Laycee Cordell of Curry High School is among a select group of students in Alabama deemed rising stars.

The Walker County Board of Education recognized Cordell at a meeting on Feb. 13 for being named a WBRC Fox6 News Rising Star. The Rising Star program, sponsored by America's First Credit Union, highlights the accomplishments of 30 chosen students across central Alabama each year.

Students are nominated by a principal, counselor or teacher to receive the Rising Star honor and, if chosen, are featured on WBRC and go on to compete for one of five $5,000 scholarships.    

Curry High School Principal Eric Woodley spoke of Cordell's accolades, which include her being a Chamber of Commerce of Walker County Junior Ambassador, a member of Youth Leadership Walker County, president of her senior class and a member of the National Honor Society. She is a peer leader and a member of the Curry High School Beta Club and Curry High School Student Government Association.

Cordell has been on mission trips with her local church and has volunteered with area organizations. She also plays varsity volleyball, basketball and softball.

Although she keeps a busy schedule, Cordell has a 4.08 GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT. The highest one can score on the academic test is 36. 

"She has a good, loving, Christian family home, with a good set of parents," Woodley told board members. "She is invaluable to our high school. She is a student leader in many ways."

Woodley added, "She is an outstanding person as well as an outstanding student. Every award she gets, Curry High School and the Curry community is very proud of her."