WAFF 48 Star Student: Lauren Powers

Lauren Powers is always on the go. The 16-year-old honor roll student at Hazel Green High School is either hitting the books, or working at her dad's pharmacy.

She said balancing a busy life is not always easy.

"It's really tough, but I have to push through it," said Powers.

However, what helps her push through it is her first love, dance. Lauren has been dancing since she was a green eyed, curly haired two-year-old. She does it all - from ballet to hip hop.

"I just feel like when I dance, like after school, I just like forget everything about school, I feel like it takes a lot of stress off of me," said Powers.

She is teaching others how to do the same.

The two, three, and four year olds she teaches probably don't know what stress is, but every week, Lauren teaches them the basics of what she has learned over the years.

So, maybe one day, they too can dance the stress away.

"I love it. I love little kids," said Powers.

Lauren said she enjoys giving her time to others, helping in any way she can, and that is not only seen outside of the classroom, but inside as well.

"Several times she has asked me, 'Ms. Branscomb, can I help you pass back papers?", or 'Ms. Branscomb, can I help you pick things up?' I mean she's always quick to ask if I need anything," said teacher Elizabeth Branscomb.

Lauren would like to help people decorate their homes one day. She wants to be an interior designer when she grows up.

For now, the WAFF 48 Star Student certificate will be part of the decoration of her own home.

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