Eastwood Middle School’s Rising Star Student of the Month: Caiden Cornish
Tuscaloosa City Schools, along with Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa and Legal Services of Alabama, will highlight and recognize Rising Star Character Students of the Month from each school in the district during the 2022-2023 school year. Each month, two to three outstanding TCS students will be highlighted in this series.
Caiden Cornish is November's Rising Star Character Student of the Month for Eastwood Middle School.
Cornish is a sixth grader and is a member of the Eastwood Middle School band. He also likes to play basketball and soccer.
Cornish was presented with the award in front of his entire grade during an assembly on Tuesday afternoon. He said he was unaware of the award but felt like something was going to happen.
"I wasn't really expecting this today," Cornish said. "I came to school wanting to learn something. We came to the gym and I thought something was going on and when they called my name, I was in shock and pretty nervous."
Cornish said students who want to display good character should simply "be themselves"
"Don't let others bring you down," Cornish said. "Your hopes and dreams matter. It doesn't matter what others say, just be who you want to be."
Cornish said he wants to become an engineer when he grows up.
Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for the second student highlight for the month of November, as well as future updates in this series.