WAFF 48 Star Student : Crystyl Perry - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

WAFF 48 Star Student : Crystyl Perry

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:56:59 GMT
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
  • Three children found in home with meth lab outside

    Three children found in home with meth lab outside

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:30:49 GMT
    Authorities arrested Ashley Freeno and Christopher Silva after finding a methamphetamine lab outside their home. Further investigations revealed that drugs and other paraphernalia were inside their home where three young children live.The Department of Human Resources have placed the children into the custody of family members.Freeno was charged with manufacturing meth in the 2nd degree and two counts of possession. Silva was charged with manufacturing meth in the 1st degree and two counts of...More >>
    Authorities arrested Ashley Freeno and Christopher Silva after finding a methamphetamine lab outside their home. Further investigations revealed that drugs and other paraphernalia were inside their home where three young children live.The Department of Human Resources have placed the children into the custody of family members.Freeno was charged with manufacturing meth in the 2nd degree and two counts of possession. Silva was charged with manufacturing meth in the 1st degree and two counts of...More >>
  • Man arrested after agents seized over one pound of meth, three firearms, and one vehicle

    Man arrested after agents seized over one pound of meth, three firearms, and one vehicle

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:11:14 GMT
    On Aug 14, the Madison-Morgan STAC Team and Morgan County Drug Task Force responded to complaints from the community near Hulaco Road.Upon arrival, a search warrant was carried out at the home of Dustin Tyler Smith in Joppa Alabama.Agent had begun a new investigation Agents seized over one pound of methamphetamine, three firearms, and one vehicle.Smith was arrested in 2013 for trafficking in methamphetamine. He was out on bond and also on Community Corrections regarding his most recent arrest...More >>
    On Aug 14, the Madison-Morgan STAC Team and Morgan County Drug Task Force responded to complaints from the community near Hulaco Road.Upon arrival, a search warrant was carried out at the home of Dustin Tyler Smith in Joppa Alabama.Agent had begun a new investigation Agents seized over one pound of methamphetamine, three firearms, and one vehicle.Smith was arrested in 2013 for trafficking in methamphetamine. He was out on bond and also on Community Corrections regarding his most recent arrest...More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Crystyl Perry describes herself as a "country girl" who loves to cook.

"Ever since I was little and helped my mom in the kitchen with cooking and stuff like that or help my dad grill, I always wanted to be a chef. I wanted to cook," said Perry.

However, that all changed when this Buckhorn High School senior got a taste of welding. It all started at the beginning of the school year when she signed up for a welding class at the Madison County career tech center

"When I first got into it, I tried it out,and I was going to just try it out to see if I liked it, and when we first got into the shop, I fell absolutely in love with it," said Perry.

Her love for it, along with her talent, has recently earned her recognition and even a scholarship from Go Build Alabama.

Also, as the only young lady in a group of 16 students, she's also earned something else - respect and admiration.

"She comes with a determination to learn welding. I discovered that in week one, and she has done a fantastic job ever since she has been there," said welding instructor Charles Scruggs.

Crystyl is not just good in this class. She is good in all of them, and many say her self-motivation is the reason why.

"She respects her teachers and her peers. She gets instruction usually the first time but she is not too timid to ask questions when she doesn't. Just the ideal student," said career tech teacher William Livermore.

Crystyl says after college, she plans to take her talent to the next level by becoming an underwater welder. She likes to be challenged.

"In life, challenges are always going to hit you, and you have to get through them. So, if I can challenge myself in my own way and bump through them, then I know life won't be that big of a deal for me. It will be no problem."

That is why it is no problem for us to name Crystyl Perry a WAFF 48 Star Student.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.