Alabama School of Fine Arts
A 17-year-old Junior in the Math and Sciences Program at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA), Austin has maintained ASFA's tough GPA requirements despite hardship at home. Fueled by her desire to succeed, Austin has always remained a true servant of the community. She is an active member of Birmingham AIDS Outreach Youth Action Committee and attendee of the Ryan White Youth Council On AIDS in Washington DC. Austin was also a 2000 delegate to "Anytown, Alabama", one of the premiere human relations and leadership programs for youth in America. A past member of the Teen Advisory Board at the Homewood Public Library, Austin actively serves her community every chance she gets. Just a few of her activities include, volunteering at City Stages in the children's area and the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. Though extracurricular activities keep her busy, Austin manages to remain president of the ASFA Ambassadors, and has held several SGA offices. In her mother's words "Austin is a leader and will continue to be a constant source of pride for her school, community and Alabama. She will always be my hero."