The City of Andalusia’s 2023-24 Ambassadors had their first official duties on Nov. 5 when they assisted with the Covington Veteran Association’s “Celebration of Heroes.” They also will be a part of the City of Andalusia’s Veterans Day activities on Saturday, Nov. 11.
This year’s ambassadors include Andalusia High School students who are active in all aspects of high school live, and many extra-curricular activities. They are directed by Mrs. Jerri Stroud and Mrs. Debbie Posey, and are selected by a committee through written and oral interviews.
Parker Adams plays baseball and football at AHS. He is a member of Usher Club and Spanish Club, and is active in the Mill Creek Baptist Church youth group. He is the son of Kyle and Tori Adams, and plans to pursue an aerospace engineering degree at Mississippi State University.
Nataleigh Brown is an AHS senior. She is a member of the AHS broadcasting staff, Anchor Club, Key Club and Andala staff, and serves as junior director for Meredith’s Miracles. She is the daughter of Leigh Hugghins and Tony Brown and plans to study broadcast journalism at Auburn University.
Cade Cassady is an AHS junior. He plays gold and baseball at AHS and is active in the youth group of First Baptist Church. He also enjoys water sports and skeet shooting. He is the son of Mike and Candace Cassady, and plans to pursue a biology degree at Auburn University.
Nyla Crittenden is an AHS senior. She is vice president of her class, president of the Usher Club, secretary of the Student Government Association, vice president of FCCLA, and a member of the National Honors Society and Spanish Club. She plays clarinet in the AHS A Sound Tradition, and dances at Andalusia Dance, Tumbling and Cheer (ADTC). She is the daughter of Tiffany Stallworth, and plans to pursue a pre-veterinary medicine curriculum in integrative biology at Auburn University.
Amari Larkin is an AHS junior. He is a member of the football team, has worked with Meals on Wheels, and is active in the First Baptist Church Whatley Street’s youth department. He is the son of Traci Locke, and plans to study computer science at Auburn University.
Brody Lee is an AHS senior who is active in band, tennis, Usher Club, Key Club, and Spanish Club. He is the son of Randall and Katie Lee, and plans to study at Auburn University.
John Logan Long is an AHS senior. He is president of Key Club, Student Government Association treasurer, class treasurer, and Usher Club treasurer. He is the saxophone section leader for AHS’s A Sound Tradition, a member of the National Honor Society, and serves on the Memolusia staff. He is the son of Rik and Kristin Long who plans to pursue a business major at Auburn, and a law degree at Alabama.
Cape Merrell is a senior at AHS. She serves as Student Government Association president, is captain of the varsity cheerleaders, and a member of the volleyball team. She also is a member of the Youth Leadership Council, Anchor Club, Usher Club and National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Walt and Hannah Merrell and plans to pursue a biomedical engineering degree from Georgia Tech.
Ivy Rogers is an AHS senior who dances with the Andalusia Ballet, is an AHS majorette, and a member of First United Methodist Church. She is Covington County’s current Distinguished Young Woman and will compete in Alabama’s DYW program in January. She is the daughter of Scott and Tina Rogers who plans to study biomedical sciences in her first step toward becoming a dermatologist.
Hugh Wallace Stovall is an AHS senior. He plays football and tennis, is a member of the National Honor Society and the Usher Club, and is active in the First Methodist Church youth group. He also enjoys hunting and fishing. He is the son of Justin and Ashley Stovall and plans to pursue a forestry degree from Auburn University.
Ava Tomberlin is an AHS senior. She is a class president, vice president of the Student Government Association, a majorette, and a member of Key Club, Peer Helpers, Usher Club and Spanish Club. She is the daughter of John Tomberlin and Krystal Tomberlin who plans to study chemistry/pre-med at Auburn University. She plans to become an anesthesiologist.
Cindy Williams is an AHS senior. She is a member of the band and color guard, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Key Club, Usher Club, Student Government Association and the Memolusia yearbook staff. She also dances with the Andalusia Ballet. She is the daughter of Hui and Gary Williams, and plans to study graphic design at Auburn University.
The ambassador committee accepts applications, which are distributed by AHS counselors, each spring.