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Q: What is the Rising Star program?

The WBRC FOX6 News Rising Star sponsored by America’s First Credit Union is a program set up to highlight star students at Central Alabama area high schools. Students must be nominated by the principal, counselor or teacher at the school and must meet certain criteria. Nominees must be star students who are serving in their community, participating in extracurricular activities and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better. There will be 30 weekly winners, who will be highlighted on WBRC FOX6 News. Those 30 students will then compete for one of five $5,000 scholarships (to be awarded by America’s First Credit Union).

Q: How do I apply?

Submissions to Rising Star are not open to the public. Nominations have to be made by the student’s high school teacher, guidance counselor or principal. Please check with your guidance counselor for more information about the campaign.

Q: My guidance counselor doesn’t have information about the campaign. What do I do?

Please ask your guidance counselor to email

Q: When will the weekly winners be announced?

Weekly winners will be announced Thursdays during the 5 pm newscasts. The first winner will be announced in mid-September. Winners will also be placed on the station website under the “Rising Star” link and shared of the WBRC Facebook Page.

2022-2023 Official Rules for “Rising Star” Student Awards