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Teen Spotlight: Ava Rose Dean

Ava Rose Dean

name: Ava Rose Dean


17, Senior at Alabama Christian Academy


  • Principal’s Award
  • Head of School Award
  • Athletic Ambassador
  • Spanish Honor Society


“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The people around you are impacted by the way you exemplify yourself towards others.”

her story:

Ava Rose shared, “My favorite thing about ACA is getting to grow my relationship with the Lord with my friends and teachers. My school does a great job of teaching each individual student how important it is to love God and love others.” At ACA, she participates in Key club, Varsity Tennis, Varsity Cheer, is an Athletic Ambassador and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She wants to be remembered as somebody who loves the people around her, is joyful in all seasons of life, and centered her life around the Lord. Ava Rose advises incoming high school freshmen to “Be strong and give it all you’ve got. High School can be intimidating to many, however, entering with a positive mindset will help you excel.”

what’s next:

Ava Rose shared that she wants to become a Physical Therapist. Growing up, she was always interested in the medical field. Helping others has always been a passion of hers and has pushed her towards pursuing physical therapy.

PG (parental guidance) rating:

She shared, “My family makes me proud in many ways. The one that stands out to me is the close relationship we have with each other. We are supportive towards one another and love being there for one another. My mom always tells me to ‘Kill them with Kindness.'”

parents’ perspective:

Ava Rose’s parents, Holly and Kelly Dean, shared, “Ava Rose has such a giving and caring personality. She works hard in all she does from striving to do her best in school and sports to supporting her friends. She always has such a positive outlook and attitude, and this helps her to excel in all that she does!”


Holly and Kelly had this advice for other parents, “Just always be there for them through any situation and make sure they know that no matter what the circumstances, you are there and willing to listen, support and lift them up in any and all ways.”

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