NRHS youth named Rising Star

Published 7:38 pm Friday, June 9, 2017

Nansemond River High School freshman Corrie Williams was recognized at the 2017 Suffolk Youth Achievement Awards banquet as a Rising Star at the high school level.

Corrie Williams received a certificate and $100 after being named as a Rising Star in the 2017 Suffolk Youth Achievement Awards.

Corrie was nominated by her marketing teacher, DECA co-advisor and YStreet co-advisor S. Michele Duncan, and marketing teacher, DECA co-advisor and YStreet co-advisor Candace Credle.

Corrie learned about Y Street’s current campaigns, the issues they address, and how to get active in Y Street through interactive training at her school. After completing her training, she led projects and events in her school and community to support Y Street’s campaign efforts.

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Y Street sponsored two statewide days of action (Tobacco-Free Spirit Day and Rev Your Bev Day) for groups around Virginia to help promote a healthier state.

Corrie also organized two Great Start with Breakfast Campaigns at school. The campaigns promoted the importance of eating breakfast before school.

Corrie is on the track and field team at Nansemond River High School. She is also in the marching band, and she is a member of Ladies of Distinction, an organization that helps alleviate the moral and social problems engulfing the youth in in our communities.

Corrie is an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Corrie attended the Forensics Camp through the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. She attended the Robotics Camp. She was a judge for the National Night Out. She also was a volunteer for the Nansemond River High School Prom Fashion Show.

“Corrie is an extremely intelligent and hardworking young lady,” Duncan said. “I am continually impressed with her outstanding abilities.”

Corrie is the daughter of Reginald and Lavonne Williams of Suffolk.