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HHS Student Honored in Statewide Magazine
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Meelah Montgomery (r) and mother Adrienne Berry
Meelah Montgomery (r) and mother Adrienne Berry


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Meleah Montgomery, a senior at Hoover High School, is honored as a Teen Spotlight in Potential Magazine for excelling in her leadership and community service; she is featured alongside her mother, Adrienne Berry.

Meleah takes her academics very seriously, and has been able to join several Honor Societies as a result. She enjoys donating her time to her community- she volunteers with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Teens Need Teens. Meleah serves on the Minority Achievement Council at Hoover HS, as well as the Christian organization “Undivided.” Her ultimate goal in all she does is learning more and helping others. Throughout her life, one of the most important things Meleah has learned is that mistakes and failures are normal.

Adrienne shares this sweet sentiment about her daughter: “When you first meet Meleah, she greets you with a warm smile, which generally brightens your day. And even when she receives bad news, she still finds the bright side. She is my rainbow in the rain.””

What's next for Meleah? “My career goal is to be an engineer. Specifically, I want to be a material engineer because of the expanding ideas happening in this field.” Meleah is already making great strides to reach her goals- she attended the UAB Materials Engineering Camp in 2016, as well as the Auburn University Women in Engineering Camp, during which she received a full-tuition scholarship.

Potential magazine is a multi-media resource for parents of college-bound teenagers. In each issue, high achieving students in the 7th-12th grade are featured and entered to win the $500 "Reach Your Potential" scholarship awarded in May.

Teens are recommended by their school or community leaders for excelling in one or more of the following areas: academics, business, leadership, philanthropy, overcoming adversity, citizenship and community service, athletics, and the arts. Potential magazine's advisory board chooses teens to feature in each issue and select the scholarship winner in May from each of the finalists.

"We love spotlighting teens in Alabama and gaining great advice from their parents," stated Pam Mashburn, publisher of Potential Magazine. Teens who are selected participate in an interview and photo shoot along with their parents for a spotlight feature in the magazine and website. Nomination forms can be found on


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