The Laura Allison Harbin Award for Outstanding Achievement in the RISE Summer Teenage Volunteer Program was presented to Tana Early. The award was created in July 2001 after the Harbin family lost Allison instantly in a single-car accident in her sophomore year of high school. In Allison's words, "the kindness of one can have an effect on many". Her spirit lives on in the halls of RISE each summer as new volunteers continue her work.
Andi Gillen, Director of the RISE School, presented diplomas to each student. A reception afterwards for the graduates and their friends and families was provided by the Alabama Power Service Organization.
The RISE Class of 2016:
Anna Cate Henderson
Colt Patrick Maxson