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Worley with her parents
(Photos by Shelby Berry)

Worley featured in magazine


Madelaine Worley, a senior at Tallassee High School, is honored as a Teen Spotlight in Potential Magazine for excelling in her academics and talent; she is featured alongside her parents, Danny and Cindy.

At the young age of four, Madelaine and her family were forced to evacuate their Louisiana home due to Hurricane Katrina. They traveled to Tallassee to stay with family, and have lived there ever since.

Madelaine started kindergarten in the Tallassee City School District, and has been thriving there for her entire academic career. Her claim to fame is her love for music, which began at the end of her sixth grade year. She was at a standstill with other extracurricular activities, and music was an opportunity for her to try something new. Since then, she has grown to become quite a skilled musician. She is a member of both the Alabama All State Band and Choir, the Montgomery Youth Orchestra, the University of Alabama Honor Band, and several other distinguished organizations.

“What Danny and I admire most about Madelaine is how strong of a young lady she is,” Cindy shares. “She is just one of those people that works hard at everything she does. Even when she gets discouraged, she becomes even more determined and pushes through.”

Madelaine expresses, “For a living, I want to educate kids through music.”

Potential Magazine is a multi-media 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 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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