Teen Spotlights

Teen Spotlight: Melanie Drey

stats: 18, Senior at Prattville Christian Academy

notable: Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship School Winner, Senior Homecoming Court Representative, National Honor Society President

quotable: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

her story: Melanie appreciates the importance and value of being involved in extracurricular activities, sharing, “My advice to those entering high school would be to get involved, whether that be sports, clubs, SGA, etc.” At PCA, she is a member of a variety of organizations, from the swim and basketball teams to Rotary Club and the Spanish Honor Society. Her leadership skills are strong and evident- she is the president of PCA’s National Honor Society and was chosen to be a part of the Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum. Outside of school, she is an active member of Centerpoint Fellowship Church. When asked to share the best advice she had ever received, Melanie answered with a quote from Priscilla Shirer: “Live for the applause of heaven, not others.”

what’s next: “I want to go into nursing and become a traveling nurse at first, and then a nurse anesthetist.” She explains, “My interest in nursing sparked when I was in kindergarten and was hospitalized for a week for asthma problems and a virus; during that time frame, I was interested in the roles the nurses had.”

PG (parental guidance) rating: Melanie shares, “I am most proud of my family because we always know who we are. They have taught me to always put God first, and then others. We also love family time, and I think that is important, especially nowadays since social media and electronics are taking so much time away from family.”

parents’ perspective: Tom and Diana admire Melanie’s humble attitude and genuine kindness towards others. They are also proud of “her will to succeed in everything she does, her intelligence, and her athleticism.”

parent-to-parent: Diana urges other parents to love and encourage their own children, as well as being “supportive in all they do.”

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