Sophomores in High School Participate in UA’s Capstone Leadership Academy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Outstanding high school sophomores who have shown an interest in leadership through service were selected to participate in the Capstone Leadership Academy at The University of Alabama.

The 127 sophomores participated in recent two-day leadership and fellowship activities, sponsored by UA’s Honors College and the Office of the President.

The Honors College selected the sophomores from more than 300 nominated by their schools. The students participated in talks and discussions focusing on values, vision and voice.

Among the speakers was Lew Burdette, president of King’s Home; Dr. Chuck Karr, dean of the College of Engineering; and Lillian Roth, SGA president.

The Capstone Council, which is made up of former Crimson Girls, Capstone Men and campus leaders from the 1970s, hosts the Capstone Leadership Academy. The academy’s purpose is to give the tools and training to apply to leadership opportunities in their communities for the chosen outstanding high-school sophomores in Alabama.


Hometown State Full Name High School 
Addison AL Mattie Elizabeth Womack Addison High School
Alexander City AL Baylee Alexis Adkins Benjamin Russell High School
Alexander City AL Lauren Mackenzie Watts Benjamin Russell High School
Aliceville AL Austin Taylor Goodman Pickens Academy
Aliceville AL Isabella Dee Pickens Academy
Andalusia AL Anna Camille Brady Andalusia High School
Arab AL Shelby Rankin Arab High School
Beaverton AL Whitney Elaine Otts Sulligent High School
Berry AL Tyner Elizabeth Bowling Berry High School
Berry AL William Lane Jacobs Berry High School
Birmingham AL Daniel Blokh Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham AL Daniel Stephen Elston The Altamont School
Birmingham AL Emalee Brooke McGehee Briarwood Christian High School
Birmingham AL Kaitlyn Elizabeth Young Vestavia Hills High School
Birmingham AL Katherine Ivey Wilson Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham AL Lindsay Reid Howard Chelsea High School
Brewton AL Bentley Webb T.R. Miller
Brewton AL Kennedy Alison Harp T. R. Miller High School
Brundidge AL Maxwell Rivers Copeland pike Liberal Arts
Buhl AL Hayden Johnson American Christian Academy
Clanton AL Ashley Elizabeth Jones Chilton County High School
Clanton AL Cade Williams Chilton County High School
Clio AL Avion Engram Barbour County High
Cottondale AL Callie Grace Corley Tuscaloosa Christian School
Cullman AL Niklas Kane Fondren Niklas Fondren
Daphne AL Cassidy Schneider Spanish Fort High School
Daphne AL Corinne Elise Stein McGill-Toolen Catholic High School
Daphne AL Hunter Logan Sessions Daphne High School
Daphne AL Paige Nicole Jackson Daphne High School
Decatur AL Hanna Joy Royer Austin HIgh School
Dora AL Tyler Blake Carver Corner High School
Dothan AL Catherine Lee McClimans Houston Academy
Dothan AL Mary Dean Fountain Ridgecrest Christian School
Eclectic AL Madison DeAnne Traylor Elmore County High Schhol
Elba AL Kerry Lynn Hussey Zion Chapel High School
Fairhope AL Elyse Camille Hayes Bayshore Christmas School
Fairhope AL Jackson Webb Hutchinson Fairhope High School
Fairhope AL Madison Lee Johnson Fairhope High School
Fitzpatrick AL Anne Auston Wright Macon East Academy
Florence AL Abby Catherine Foust Mars Hill Bible School
Florence AL Ciera Lynn Thompson Florence High School
Florence AL John David Bailey Florence High School
Florence AL Manuel Vicencio Jr. Central High School
Florence AL Michael Tanner Stamps Central High School
Fort Mitchell AL Tyler William Hogan Russell County High School
Gadsden AL Alley McHenry Sizemore Westbrook Christian School
Geneva AL Zachary Scott Shirah Geneva High School
Grove Hill AL Laken Denise Nix Clarke Preparatory School
Guin AL Mackenzie Nicole Pearce Marion County High School
Guntersville AL Lucas Robert Collier DAR
Hampton Cove AL Andrew J. McClellan Whitesburg Christian Academy
Harvest AL John-Tyler Shepperson Huntsville Christian Academy
Hayden AL Emma Kansas Wright J.B. Pennington
Headland AL Daniel Brayden Banner Providence Christian School
Henagar AL Jacob William Higdon Ider High School
Higdon AL Baileigh Tinker North Sand Mountain High School
Holly Pond AL Seth Self Holly Pond High School
Homewood AL Benjamin Yarboro Homewood High School
Hoover AL Lauren Jaehee Choi Lauren
Hueytown AL Drake Ethan Brown Hueytown High School
Huntsville AL Ayiana McDow Mae Jemison High School
Huntsville AL Judson Newton Ennis Huntsville High School
Huntsville AL Lee Matthew Brannon New Century Technology High School
Hurtsboro AL Ty’Kerria Ashante Grey Russell County High School
Ider AL Alyssa Meagan Seals Ider High School
Indian Springs AL Katherine Adele Jacobs Indian Springs School
Jackson AL Gaines Addison Odom Jackson High School
Jackson AL Tabitha Rose Todd Jackson Academy
Jacksonville AL Cole Timothy Gaddy Jacksonville High School
Jasper AL Anna Laura Gurganus Cordova
Jasper AL Garrett Royce Gable Sumiton Christian School
Killen AL Lewis Boone Carter Mars Hill Bible School
Lake View AL Walker Christiansen McDill Brookwood High School
Louisville AL Amelia Claire Bowden Abbeville Christian Academy
Lumpkin GA Rebecca Kate Greene The Lakeside School
Madison AL Caden Earl Best Westminster Christian Academy
Madison AL Hailey Marie Kerstiens St John Paul II Catholic High School
McKenzie AL Jacob Catrett Red Level High School
Meridan MS Presley Williamson Sumter Academy
Millport AL Ian McKinley Harper South Lamar High School
Millport AL Jonathan Dale Cunningham Lamar County High School
Mobile AL Brooke Blythe Swain UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Mobile AL Catherine Elisabeth Lyons UMS-Wright
Mobile AL Dezarae Adele Rooney Theodore High School
Mobile AL Mary Alice Fitzpatrick Jouve McGill Toolen Catholic High School
Mobile AL Perry Inman Courtney St. Paul’s Episcopal School
Mobile AL Oladipupo Opefoluwa Fagbongbe St. Paul’s Episcopal School
Montgomery AL Catherine Grace Longpre Loveless Academic Magnet Program
Montgomery AL Catherine Parma Trinity Presbyterian
Montgomery AL Lucy Meriwerther Chapman The Moontgomery Academy
Montgomery AL Samuel Harper Prickett Saint James
Montgomery AL William Gunter Hamlett The Montgomery Academy
Moulton AL Tanner Judson Hood Lawrence County High School
Mountain Brook AL Anna Brooks Allen Mountain Brook High School
Mountain Brook Al Zachary Richard Shunnarah Mountain Brook High School
Muscle Shoals AL Caleb Joshua Kirk Muscle Shoals High School
Muscle Shoals AL Joel Parker Quillen Shoals Christian School
Northport AL Catherine Elizabeth Noland Tuscaloosa County High School
Notasulga AL Hollie Jade Nelson Reeltown High School
Pelham AL Isabella Corrinne Bass Chelsea High School
Phenix City AL Banks Paul Stamp Banks Stamp
Pike Road AL Mary Ann Pittman Trinity Presbyterian School
Pisgah AL Ryan Cade McClendon Pisgah High School
Prattville AL Aaron Michael Glidden Jr. Prattville HIgh School
Russellville AL Kyleigh Montgomery Russellville High School
Russellville AL Morgan Leann Seay Russellville High School
Saraland AL Isabella Dominguez Saraland High School
Satsuma AL Presley Hunter George Saarland High School
Selma AL Elizabeth Marie Adams John T. Morgan Academy
Selma AL Park Thetford Chittom III John Tyler Morgan Academy
Silas AL Anna Faith Copeland South Choctaw Academy
Silverhill AL Brooke Michelle Long Bayshore Christian School
Slocomb AL Macy Lee Birge Slocomb High School
Spanish Fort AL Daniel Blake Hanby Spanish Fort High School
Theodore AL Alli Victoria Kangal St. Luke’s Episcopal School
Thomasville AL Easton Shane Thibodeaux Thomasville High School
Toxey AL Marshall Manning South Choctaw Academy
Troy AL Trevor Weylon Barron Pike Liberal Arts
Trussville AL Myles Alexander Taylor Hewitt Trussville High School
Tuscaloosa AL Avalon Elizabeth Pernell Tuscaloosa Academy
Tuscaloosa AL Stephen Andrew Scharfenberg, III Tuscaloosa Academy
Uriah AL Alexis Ann Hollinger ESCAMBIA ACADEMY
Valley Grande AL Alexis Adams Dallas County High School
Valley Grande AL Preston Parker McGee Dallas County High School
Woodville AL Jacob Noah Lack Woodville High School


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