Katherine WardKatherine Ward volunteers at Manna House, helping with a can drive for Harris Home for Children, helping with a pajama and book drive for Kids to Love, a program to support foster children. This Union Chapel Christian Academy eighth grader also excels in the classroom and has won a certificate of achievement for highest overall excellence in math, science, English and history combined. Katherine won first place in the statewide competition for e-Cybermission, and the principal’s award for being an outstanding student. Her achievements have also brought her a $1,000 college scholarship as a 2015 Carson Scholar, which will was presented in a banquet in Chattanooga on April 12. Read the full story



Anfernee Jones 2Anfernee Jones is a junior at Bob Jones High School, where he runs track. At his church, he is president of the youth department, secretary of Sunday school, sings in the three of the church’s choirs, and a member of the Step Team. Jones also volunteers at the Triana Public Library and the J.E. Williams Boys & Girls Club to help younger students with reading practice and homework. He also finds time to volunteer cleaning around the Triana Police Station, Town Hall, and Public Library. Read the full story







Katie Shattuck

Katie Shattuck exemplifies servant leadership. She has been a tutor at Lane Boys and Girls Club since she was 12 years old. She is also active in international mission trips and local food drives. She is a senior at Huntsville High School. An honor student, Shattuck also rows competitively and has been offered academic scholarships for college. Read the full story





Jackson Campbell Jackson Campbell is a senior at Grissom High School and the battalion commander for Grissom’s JROTC. He was responsible for planning and leading the Grisson JROTC Wounded Warrior 5K Run, which raised more than $8,000 for the Wounded Warrior organization. Also the Team One Raider Commander, he was required to organize and train the 12-person drill team, which has competed all over the Southeast United States. Read the full story










Daymond Billups has been active in Boy Scouting for 7 years. He is currently workin on his Eagle Scout project. He actively participates in veteran and community service projects. He has earned The World Conservation Award, Inducted into the Order of the Arrow, National Youth Leadership Training Award, and Boys Speak Out Award. Read the full story





Emily Lapidus    Emily Lapidus, a senior at Huntsville High School and active volunteer since she was a third grader, has been recognized as the October 2014 Star 99.1-CAFY Young Citizen. Lapidus’ youth group advisor, who nominated her for the award, remembered Lapidus first volunteering for community service when she was a third grader. Read the full story









Alanis Craig

Alanis Craig, a senior at Bob Jones High School in Madison, Ala., is the first winner of the Star 99.1 CAFY Young Citizen Award sponsored by the radio station, the Huntsville Police Department and other organizations and businesses. Craig volunteers at many places, including Hospice Family Care’s Caring House and as a leader of the United Way Youth Council. (Courtesy Photo / Huntsville Police Department)

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Estienne Trudeau- Although Trudeau tries to push other people into the spotlight, according to Dr. Holly Kent, her youth group leader, by quietly doing “the right thing,” she sets an example for the youth around her. The Huntsville High School senior maintained a 3.9 GPA in school while making the top score in a 100-hour veterinary assistant class she took at Calhoun Community College at the same time. Trudeau took the class as a way to become more useful at a no-kill animal shelter in Huntsville where she has volunteered since she was 11. (Courtesy Photo/ Estienne Trudeau)

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Mathew ReedMathew Reed is a senior at Columbia High School. He carries a 4.33 GPA.  He has earned numerous varsity letters in soccer and football, serving several years as team captain.  He serves as the Vice President of the National Honor Society.  He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Reed also tutors fellow students for the ACT, SAT and AP Physics. (Courtesy Photo)

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Mariah GullatteMariah Gullatte – As a member of St. John AME Church, she is actively involved in the Young Peoples Dept., the Liturgical Dance Ministry and the church newsletter staff. She is active in Future Business Leaders of America, Student Gov. Association, and the Sparkman Varsity Dance Team and has volunteered or donated time to homeless shelters, thrift stores, local youth clubs and Harvest Elementary School. She is also a member of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Health Rocks Initiative. Mariah was invited to Washington D. C. in December to make a presentation regarding youth health concerns. (Courtesy Photo)

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Chandler FosterChandler Foster is a senior at New Century Technology High School. He is active in the North Alabama community, including the 2011 Tornado relief cleanup and Bicentennial Chapel youth programs. Her serves as a mentor to younger kids and is a member of Team USA from the Huntsville Center of Technology. They were the only team from the United States invited to participate in the Green Power race in England. He scored 33 on his ACT and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Auburn University, where he intends to pursue an engineering degree. (Courtesy Photo) Read the full story







Sabrina SwistekSabrina Swistek has been volunteering at Peace, Love, and Animals for just over three years.  She has been involved in various community service activities through church and school for seven years.  A senior at Pope John Paul II Catholic High School, she has been accepted into the Mississippi State University Early Admissions Program for Veterinary Medicine.  Sabrina competes on her school’s Science Olympiad Team, is a member of the National Honor Society, Green Team, Culture Club and Campus Ministry, all while maintaining a 4.5 GPA. Read the full story





Michael Milam Michael Milam, who lives in one of the neighborhoods of the Huntsville Housing Authority, added CAFY Young Citizen of the Month for July 2014 to his list of awards, which includes Youth of the Year from the Seminole Drive Boys & Girls Club and awards for mentoring. (Courtesy photo)

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Wallace Parham Wallace Parham, an honors graduate of Sparkman High School in Huntsville, Ala., is an active community and church volunteer. He is the August 2014 Star 99-CAFY Young Citizen for Huntsville. (Courtesy photo)

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