Angel Rose Morrow
Carbon Hill High School
Carbon Hill, Alabama
Angel Rose Morrow is a senior at Carbon Hill High School. She currently has a 3.89 GPA, is in the top 10% of her class and has been on the Honor Roll for at least fourteen quarters. She is included on the Principal’s List for academic achievement.
Angel is one of many team leaders in her health sciences class. She plans to attend Bevill State Community College upon graduation to become a registered nurse and is currently taking classes at the Walker County Center of Technology. She will be a certified EKG technician and medical assistant upon graduation from high school.
Angel serves on the yearbook staff and is a member of the BETA Club, the KEY Club, and the HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Club. Her many community and church activities include visiting senior adults and volunteering for youth activities. She is also a mentor to children in the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home where she resides. Angel was nominated as a Young Hero by her guardian and house mom Lynn M. Davis.
Angel and her siblings faced a lot in their early childhoods. Teacher Dustin Murray wrote, “Heartbreaking abuse and loss paved the road that led her to our classrooms.” Angel and her sister were placed in the children’s home when Angel was 13-years-old. “Instead of withering in the desert of her difficulties, she towered like an evergreen,” Murray said, “As iron forged in fire, this selfless, humble and kind-hearted student persevered under pressure.”
Her nomination included many letters of reference. Mandy Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home wrote, “Regardless of whether Angel is chosen or not, she is a hero to us and an example to all the other children in our care.”
Carbon Hill High School Principal Kyle Dutton said, “Angel is considered a leader on our campus…and I feel she is one of our most determined, caring, and well-rounded students.”
Pastor David I. Crowe of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church wrote, “I am so glad that God allowed Angel’s life to cross paths with mine. I am better for it.”
“In a world filled with darkness, Angel Morrow is a beacon of life,” teacher Jennifer Nichols noted.
Angel overcame overwhelming obstacles to become an outstanding student and leader in her community — and she is just getting started. For all these reasons and more, Angel is recognized by her school and our state as one of the five 2022 Young Heroes of Alabama.
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