Rising Star - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

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 seniors at Central Alabama area high schools. Students will be nominated by their high school counselor and must meet certain criteria. Students must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA while participating in extra-curricular events like band, sports, volunteer work, etc. There will be 30 weekly winners, who will be highlighted on WBRC FOX6 News. Those 30 students will then compete for one of four $5,000 scholarships (will 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 a high school guidance counselor. 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 us at frylee@wbrc.com.

Q: When will the weekly winners be announced?

Weekly winners will be announced Thursday during the 5 p.m. newscasts. The first winner will be on September 8, 2016. Winners will also be placed on the station website under the “Rising Star” link on the homepage and in the WBRC News app.

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