Tuscaloosa City Schools, along with Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, Legal Services of Alabama and Child Abuse Prevention Services, will highlight and recognize Rising Star Character Students of the Month from each school in the district during the 2022-2023 school year. Each month, two to three outstanding TCS students will be highlighted in this series.

Taliriyah Mack, a ninth grader at STARS Academy is the second recipient of the Rising Star Character Student of the Month!

Mack said she was excited that her principal, Dr. Donmonique Morgan, selected her to receive the award.

"She could have picked anybody in the whole school and she picked me," Mack said.

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Outside of school, Mack volunteers in the community by feeding the homeless and likes to complete hairstyles, with aspirations of becoming a hair dresser after graduation.

Mack said she demonstrates good character by showing students ways to maintain good behavior.

"Instead of leading them into the wrong direction, I can lead them right," Mack said.

Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for the third recipient of the Rising Star award for the month of January, as well as future updates in this series.

Rising Star Character Students of the Month

During the 2022-2023 school year, Tuscaloosa City Schools, along with Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, Legal Services of Alabama and Child Abuse Prevention Services, will highlight Rising Star Character Students of the Month from each school in the district, highlighting two to three students each month.

Here's a recap of the previously recognized students!

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