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Coker with her father and THS principal Matt

Coker featured in Potential Magazine


Grace Coker, a senior at Tallassee High School, has been honored as a Teen Spotlight in Potential Magazine for excelling in her talent and leadership.

Simply put, Grace is a leader. She was elected Student Body President at Tallassee High School for the 2018-2019 school year, a position that requires the votes of students in ninth through twelfth grade. She is a section leader of Tallassee High School’s choir, and is also a member of the Divas Show Choir and the concert band. She has been a majorette in the Pride of Tallassee Marching Band for two years.

When asked to share her favorite thing about Tallassee High School, Grace replied, "I have to cheat and name two things! My favorite thing is that my daddy is the principal of THS, and we have had the opportunity to be together every day for the past three years. Good Lord willing, he will present me with my diploma next May! Homecoming week is my other favorite thing about THS. We like to say that nobody does Homecoming like Tallassee! The whole town shuts down; we have a huge bonfire, two pep rallies and a parade.”

Matt Coker admires “Grace’s confidence and willingness to go for it, whether that be taking a part in a musical or twirling in front of large crowds at football games.”

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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