Slocomb High School
Ally Price is a senior at Slocomb High School. She has a 4.45 GPA and serves as a member of the Senior BETA honor society and the Warren Beck Youth Leadership Program. Ally is a Slocomb High School Ambassador and a member of the Leader in Athletics Mentoring Program (LAMP). She has been honored as the Distinguished Young Woman of Geneva Country. Ally was a 2020 Alabama Girls State Representative and was selected as her school’s 2020 Homecoming Queen. She was recognized as a 2018 and 2019 SEACT Choral and Theater Festival Superior Soloist, 2018 Superior Duet and 2019 Excellent Duet.
While in the 5th Grade, Ally was diagnosed with diabetes. She is insulin-dependent and has received it through shots or pumps since the age of 11. Ally uses her own condition as a platform to educate others about diabetes and to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
In the fall of 2019, the Price family’s house burned. Ally, her family, and a family friend awakened to find the house engulfed in flames. The family was able to get out safely, but their friend was not. Ally and her family were faced with the loss of everything they owned and, more tragically, the death of their beloved friend. While in mourning with her family, Ally kept going, focusing on her school and community activities to cope with the grief.
Ally serves as her school’s senior class vice president. She is a Student Government Association member and a Varsity Cheer Co-Captain. Ally plays Varsity Basketball and takes a leading role in her school’s choir and drama programs. She belongs to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Senior BASIC. She is also co-editor for the journalism program and works as a “diamond doll” for the baseball and softball programs.
Ally belongs to First Baptist Church and works with the youth ministries. She is a member of the Youth Praise Team, participates in Vacation Bible School, and assists in community fundraisers for families in need and international adoptions. Ally volunteers her time with Samaritan’s Purse, FUGE Ministries, the Harbor, the Slocomb Young Women’s League and the local YMCA. She assists backstage at local pageants, serves in booths at community festivals, and volunteers for Special Citizen’s Day at the National Peanut Festival, assisting special needs citizens.
Ms. Harcus concluded her nomination by writing, “Ally Price is an absolute superstar. She manages her education and leadership roles seamlessly. If you did not personally know the struggles she has faced, you would never realize them from her attitude. She is incredibly responsible and does not allow diabetes or her personal tragedies to be a setback.”
For her dedication to family, church, community, and school while carrying responsibility for her own personal needs, Ally is recognized by her school and our state as one of the five 2021 Young Heroes of Alabama.