Potential Magazine August 2014 - Page 4

contributors from the publisher publisher Pam Mashburn copy editor Jennifer Kornegay College doesn’t have to be expensive My son just had a huge wakeup call—College costs money…a…lot…of money! We haven’t had the meeting about finances yet—But we’ve started making the comments like “better start saving,” and “let’s look at this college—You can get more scholarships.” We’ve delayed having the meeting because frankly, we’re not sure how much the cost is really going to be (and how much we will need to contribute), BUT as his senior year is upon us, we are researching and here’s what we are finding: art director Heather Cooper graphic design Heather Cooper, Lauren Childs sales Emily Dees writers Meagan Boren, Jennifer Kornegay, Darrell Puckett, Jasmine York, Brittany Hamilton, Polly Dunn, Rebecca Chavers marketing & social media Meagan Boren web Heather Cooper, Lauren Childs photography Pam and her son Spen cer High Five Productions Lauren Childs • It’s overwhelming and a bit daunting. potential is published by exploreMedia. ©2014 exploreMedia. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited. Editorial content verified but not guaranteed. 7956 Vaughn Road, #331 • Montgomery, AL 36116 P: 334-578-7810 F: 866-587-2517 • There are a lot of great colleges. • Great colleges with great college experiences can be affordable. • A college degree does not guarantee a career…or a job. • Being in debt stinks. Stay tuned…the challenge to find the perfect fit is on! questions & comments to editor@potentialmagazine.com p.s. Give some advice! pam mashburn pam@potentialmagazine.com 334-578-7810 forms & guidelines Potential Magazine is committed to helping parents and their teens achieve their potential (which may or may not include college.) We welcome your comments and hope that you’ll share your experiences and any great advice that will help parents (and teens)! contents 24 Kids are heading back to class, which means homework, sports, fashion, and more— are you ready? 4 on the cover Zoe, Skip, Joy and Elizabeth Portis shop at hue studio in the historic Cloverdale district of Montgomery. Photography by High Five Productions. IN THIS ISSUE: FEATURES BACK TO SCHOOL Nominations for Teen Spotlight available at www.potentialmagazine.com 32 TEEN SPOTLIGHTS High-achieving teens from around the state 6 8 10 11 12 14 16 20 22 31 36 38 LIFE SKILLS: SOCIAL IDENTITY WHAT I KNOW NOW: LATOYA MICHELLE BROWN TEST PREP: TAMING TEST ANXIETY 5 THINGS: 5 STUDY APPS COLLEGE 101: GET READY TO GO WISE WORDS: MEAN GIRLS PAY THE WAY: TIPS FOR FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS GAME ON: TOP 10 SPORTS CAREERS HAPPY + HEALTHY: SENIORITIS CUISINE: EASY DOES IT TRAVEL: EASTERN SHORE ESCAPE GEAR UP: BACK TO SCHOOL GEAR www.potentialmagazine.com