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WAFF 48 Star Student : Gloriannah Phillips

"Gloriannah" is a name you don't hear often, and Arab Elementary 5th grader Gloriannah Phillips likes it that way.

"My dad told me when they were trying to name me, they said they wanted to name me an awesome name because I'm going to be awesome," said Phillips.

It looks like she's living up to it. She is always on the honor roll, and she loves science. She told WAFF about recent project.

"We did this thing where we poured a Mentos into a Diet Coke and it made a little geyser," said Phillips. "It was really fun."

Speaking of fun, Gloriannah has been a cheerleader for five years.

"I just like the way we just yell a lot," said Phillips.

She has also been a Girl Scout for just as long. She says she has learned about more than simply selling delicious cookies.

"I learned about girl power, which is about the power of girls, and what they can do. I've learned that we can also make a difference in a lot of things," said Phillips.

Gloriannah is already making quite a difference. She is part of several ministries at her church, including Blessings in a Backpack, as well as A21, which is a campaign to fight against human trafficking.

"It helps people, and we know that people are going to be very happy when we do that, so that makes me really happy too," said Phillips.

Whether it's in her church or at school, Gloriannah says she wants to be a leader and serve as a good example to others. Many people say she already does that.

"Anything that you ask her to do, you can always know that it's going to be done, it's going to be done on time, and it's going to be 100-percent," said teacher Kim Kelley.

So for living up to the meaning of her unique name by being a "star" in school and out, Gloriannah Phillips is a WAFF 48 Star Student.

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