Montgomery Catholic Student Honored in Statewide Magazine

Montgomery Catholic Student Honored in Statewide Magazine
Savanna Pruitt, Potential Magazine

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Christopher Valencia
Credit: Shelby Shubird
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Christopher Valencia, a junior at Montgomery Catholic, has been honored as a Teen Spotlight in Potential Magazine for excelling in his talent and leadership.
Christopher is an instrumental member of Montgomery Catholic’s cross country and track teams. He explains, “As a chubby 7th grader, running was one of the last things I wanted to do. My friend Tyler convinced me to join. I hated it at first, but I was persistent and got better. I love running, especially with all of my teammates.” In addition to participating in athletics, Christopher is a member of National Junior Honor Society, and is also a Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation alumni. He shares, “My favorite thing about Montgomery Catholic is that we have a chapel available to us through the entire day, and the fact that we celebrate Mass as a school is really special.”
Maria Eady shares, “Christopher has a good heart, good judgement, and a good relationship with God. I’m very proud that my son is disciplined, well-mannered, and committed to achieving his goals.”
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Christopher and his family
Credit: Shelby Shubird
Potential Magazine is a multimedia resource for parents of college-bound teenagers. In each issue, high achieving students in the 7th-12th grade are featured and entered to win the $500 “Reach Your Potential” scholarship awarded in January and May.
Teens are recommended by their school or community leaders for excelling in one or more of the following areas: academics, business, leadership, philanthropy, overcoming adversity, citizenship and community service, athletics, and the arts. Potential Magazine’s advisory board chooses teens to feature in each issue and select the scholarship winner in May from each of the finalists.
“We love spotlighting teens in Alabama and gaining great advice from their parents,” stated Pam Mashburn, publisher of Potential Magazine. Teens who are selected participate in an interview and photo shoot along with their parents for a spotlight feature in the magazine and website. Nomination forms can be found on

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