StoriLee Brown was recognized with two outstanding awards this spring as she completed her academic career at Bevill State and two years with our scholarship program.
In February, Stori was chosen as an All Alabama Academic Team Member. This award was established by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an academic honor society for two-year college students, to recognize outstanding students from every community college across the nation. Stori was selected as one of three students representing Bevill State for the state of Alabama.
During the 2019 Bevill State-Jasper Campus Commencement Ceremony in May, Stori was chosen to receive the Carl A. Elliott, Sr. Outstanding Student Award. This award is given to the most outstanding student from Bevill State in recognition for student academic achievement, service to the community, and concern for the welfare of others.
Stori has been an outstanding scholar over the last two years. She served as Vice President of the Student Government Association, a Bevill State Cheer Team member, a member of PTK, and a member of the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success. She is also an amazing volunteer for service activities around the community. Some of those projects included Alabama Power’s Plant Miller Service Organization Christmas Angel Shopping Trip, the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign, WCF’s Christmas Toy Drive for Capstone Rural Health Center clients, FUMC’s Food Drive, Cordova Elementary and T. R. Simmons Elementary School Volunteer Program, PTK’s Halloween Block Party for special needs children, and Rotary Club of Jasper’s Trivia Night Fundraiser.
Stori’s All Alabama Academic Team application included a question about what she has learned from volunteering. She wrote, “Leadership requires confidence in myself and in others...As a future teacher, I will carry that lesson forward. I must have confidence in my teaching and trust in my students to do their part, but always be ready to steer them in the right direction and inspire them to succeed.”
Stori will continue her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to earn a degree in elementary education and teach the next generation of scholars.